Nacogdoches resident who attended DNC, supported Hillary Clinton 'shocked and numb'

Nacogdoches resident who attended DNC, supported Hillary Clinton 'shocked and numb'
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Since the political party conventions, we've heard from Nacogdoches Clinton supporter Pat Castella.

The Democrat National Convention delegate has a long history with the party.

East Texas News checked in with the Clinton supporter following her candidate's loss for the White House when President-elect Donald Trump gave his acceptance speech in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

"And I promise you I will not let you down," Trump said.

Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters later the same morning.

"Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country," said Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Castella heard none of it. Even tonight her television remains off because she is ...

"Shocked and numb," Castella said.

This year the self-proclaimed political junkie marked being a national delegate off her bucket list...

"This is my VIP pass," Castella said.

Her other desire was to see a qualified woman in the White House. She continues the wait.

"I always wanted to see a woman in the White House because I believe that's part of the fear," Castella said.

It's the same fear that Castella says got Trump elected.

"I have seen fear," Castella said. "I have seen people in the status quo terrified that they lose what they have with total indifference to those who have less."

Castella is in a holding pattern about the next four years.

"The president isn't about what he says, it's about what he does, or she does, and that remains to be seen," Castella said.

The yard signs are pulled, but this Irish Democrat says the day will return when the TV is turned on for the latest political news.

"Those of us that are hopeful people, and there are many, many, many, aren't going to stop fighting for what we believe in.," Castella said. "We're not going to be disrespectful to the president of the United States. That's not who we are. We are going to continue fighting for what we believe is right."

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