President Trump's wiretapping claim and reaction from one Southeast Texas political group
It's been less than two months since President Trumps inauguration, and he's continued to reach the American people through Twitter.
One of his tweets on March 4th read: "Terrible just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in trump tower just before the victory. Nothing found, this is McCarthyism."
"Do we even have evidence so far its just a tweet from Trump," said Michael Patronella, who lives in Orange.
Patronella is one of the three co-founders of the Facebook page Southeast Texas Progressives.
He says progressives want evidence to support political clams.
"It just seems like there are larger issues to be focusing on maybe Obama wiretapped him," Patronella said.
Patronella helped create the Facebook group around the same time as the elections in 2016.
It now has more than 400 likes and thousands of comments.
One of the other co-founders spoke with KFDM and 6 News on Fox on camera, but he didn't want his face shown.
He says they started the social media group to help create change across party lines.
"Republican group or local Democratic group as a system Republicans and Democrats haven't been working to address the issues that everyday people want addressed," he said.
He says the area in Orange where he lives is mostly populated by conservatives, and if anyone speaks against party lines they are ignored or harassed.
"There is a bigger issue than just wiretapping there is the issue of a person in power making a statement without being able to support that statement," he said.
Both co-founders say taking sides won't accomplish anything, and it will only make the country more divided.
"We need everybody included to get things done," he said.