Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Hispanic Republicans Hit With Racist Attacks After Daring not to be Democrats; Ted Cruz on Hispanics Shifting to GOP: ‘Democrats Are Openly Racist’

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Hispanic Republicans hit with racist attacks after daring not to be Democrats:
Rep. Mayra Flores of Texas, the first female Mexican-born member of Congress, says she has been the target of racist slurs because she is a Hispanic Republican and not a Democrat.
She recently listed on Twitter the various derogatory names hurled at her such as “Miss Frijoles” since she won a special House election in June, flipping a southwestern Texas seat held by Democrats for nearly a century.
“So far this summer, the far left has referred to me as far-right Latina, not the Real Deal, Breakfast Taco, unqualified opponent for being born in Mexico, Miss Frijoles,” Ms. Flores wrote. “This is what happens when you stray from their narrative and start to think for yourself!”
She’s not alone.
Hispanic Republicans have faced a barrage of racist attacks as the party has made significant inroads with Hispanic voters in recent years, resulting in more Hispanic GOP candidates and Congress members.
“It wasn’t until I was in Republican politics in Washington D.C. that I felt discriminated against,” said Rep. Mike Garcia, California Republican. “I’ve had people tell me you’re not a real Hispanic if you’re voting with Republicans or if you believe in [conservative] values.”
Yesli Vega, a GOP candidate seeking to oust Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger in Virginia, said she’s been called a white supremacist and other harsh names since she stepped into the political spotlight. --->READ MORE HERE
Exclusive — Sen. Ted Cruz on Hispanics Shifting to GOP: ‘Democrats Are Openly Racist’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview here this past weekend at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit (SAS) that “openly racist” commentary from Democrats like a blogger paid by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and even from even first lady Jill Biden are exacerbating a shift among Hispanic voters already underway from the Democrats to the Republicans.
During the interview, Cruz referenced how Jill Biden called Hispanics “breakfast tacos” in a recent speech in San Antonio and how Gonzalez—the vulnerable Democrat congressman in a South Texas district primed to flip to the GOP for the first time in over a century—paid a blogger who called Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) “Miss Frijoles,” among other racist attacks
“Democrats are openly racist,” Cruz said. “Their attitude toward minorities is they want Hispanics, they want African Americans, they want all of us to just stay on the plantation, shut up, and obey them. We saw Jill Biden come down to San Antonio and compare Hispanics—say ‘you are as diverse as breakfast tacos,’ which I got to say, as the son of a Cuban immigrant, is pretty damn offensive. Like, lady, we’re not tacos. By the way, every bit as hysterical, she tried to reference bodegas up in New York and she called them ‘bogedas’ which was a classic, rich, out-of-touch liberal trying to pretend ‘you minority people: shut up and vote for the Democrats,’ like you’re supposed to. The amazing thing about the taco line is that wasn’t a gaffe. That wasn’t like Joe Biden on a foreign trip just saying something stupid into the camera, which he does all the time. That was written into the teleprompters. The White House staff signed off on it. This Biden White House thought it was good to call Hispanics a bunch of tacos, so of course Vicente Gonzalez pays someone to call Mayra Flores ‘Miss Frijoles’ because their view—by the way, we also had a Democratic congressman get on the House floor last week and lambast Clarence Thomas because he is black and he’s married to a white woman.”
Cruz continued by noting that the “racism” Democrats espouse is “grotesque,” but he argued they get away with it because, with rare exceptions—he pointed to Breitbart News and Fox News as two outlets willing to regularly call them out—most media outlets ignore it. --->READ MORE HERE
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