Jon Cornyn, a senator from Texas, was one of the guests at the 'Howdy. Modi!' event (Image: @PMOIndia)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump appeared together before a strong crowd of 50,000 Indian Americans for the 'Howdy, Modi!' event on Sunday at the NRG stadium in Houston. Many prominent Republican and Democratic lawmakers - from congressmen to senators - were also present at the mega event.
One of the biggest name present was Jon Cornyn a senator from Texas. During the event, however, PM Modi apologised to Senator Cornyn's wife. PM Modi made the apology as on Cornyn was attending the "Howdy Modi!" event on her birthday.
In a video tweet posted by Prime Minister's office, Modi is seen directly addressing Cornyn's wife Sandy, who is in her late 60s, while apologising and wishing her a prosperous and peaceful future ahead. Senator Cornyn can be seen standing next to Modi smiling.
"I would like to say sorry because today is your birthday and your great life partner is with me so naturally you must be jealous today," Prime Minister Modi said.
"Wish you all the best, wish you a happy life and very prosperous peaceful future for you. All the best," he said.
The couple have been married for 40 years and have two daughters.
"Thanks to Prime Minister @narendramodi of India for coming to Houston along with President @realDonaldTrump for the #HowdyModi extravaganza, with a crowd of more than 50K enthusiastic fans in attendance @IndianDiplomacy," tweeted Cornyn after the event.
Thanks to Prime Minister @narendramodiâÂ© of India for coming to Houston along with President âÂ¦@realDonaldTrump for the #HowdyModi extravaganza, with a crowd of more than 50K enthusiastic fans in attendance âÂ¦@IndianDiplomacyâÂ© pic.twitter.com/07TQYxBQTS— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) September 22, 2019
Cornyn, one of the supporters of President Donald Trump, is facing a tough re-election campaign in 2020. There are seven Democrats running for the chance to unseat Cornyn: former US Rep. Chris Bell, Houston council member Amanda Edwards, former Air force helicopter pilot and businesswoman MJ Hegar, environmental activist Sema Hernandez, investment adviser Adrian Ocegueda, activist Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez and state Sen. Royce West of Dallas.