Democrat Representative Vicente Gonzalez, sitting next to Adam Schiff — a Jan. 6 House committee member — claimed Republican Mayra Flores “stole” a June special election to fill the vacant seat in Texas’s 34th congressional district. .
Gonzalez’s comments, a stark demonstration of hypocrisy, especially considering the company, were made at a “vote blue” event in Brownsville, Texas, last Thursday.
“Our democracy is at stake,” he began. “There are millions and millions of dollars from outside our region and outside our state that are coming here to try to steal our elections and take away your value and take away the process we rely on, which is elections.”
Gonzalez then specifically targeted Flores, whom he will meet in the Nov. 8 district election, and her supporters.
“They stole that last election. They spent $3 million on our $250,000, they campaigned for two years and they still won by less than one percent,” Gonzalez claimed.
“So the way to turn this around is to go out and vote.”
Yesterday, a Democrat representative claimed an election had been stolen. That’s right, Vicente Gonzalez, along with Adam Schiff, claimed that our victory in #TX34 had been stolen. Vicente Gonzalez is an election denier and we will earn our win again in November! pic.twitter.com/Tkk8CJ8XYr
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) September 10, 2022
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Vicente Gonzalez says Mayra Flores stole the election
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Mayra Flores defeated Democrat Dan Sanchez in a special election to fill the vacant seat in Texas’s 34th congressional district, making her the first Mexican-born congressman.
She will now face Vicente Gonzalez and his claims that she “stole” the election.
Sitting next to him was Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), who has spent most of the past 20 months telling anyone who will listen that claims of stolen elections amount to insurrection and an unraveling of democracy as we know it.
Schiff stared fearlessly and wide-eyed at his colleague as he made the comments.
Schiff also spoke to Gonzalez backers, urging them to support his “great colleague.”
The far left gets pretty desperate when Adam Schiff comes to Texas to rescue Vicente Gonzalez. The swamp protects one of its own.
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) September 6, 2022
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Prior to the event in which the Democrat claimed the Texas special election was stolen, Mayra Flores mocked Schiff for punching on behalf of Gonzalez, arguing that “the swamp protects one of its own swamps.”
Gonzalez tweeted an image of himself and Schiff at the event, saying, “Thank you to my friend, @RepAdamSchiff, for visiting the #RGV this week.”
Thanks to my friend, @RepAdamSchiffto visit the #RGV this week. It’s important for those in Washington to know and appreciate what South Texans have to offer and I loved showing him around. #TX34 #VicenteConLaGente pic.twitter.com/u9oMD4M0ej
— Vicente Gonzalez (@VoteVicente) September 9, 2022
Schiff, who is a member of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot — believed to have been an attack on democracy with election denial as the catalyst — called claims of stolen elections a “dangerous cancer.”
“If you can convince Americans that they can’t trust their own elections, that when they lose it is somehow illegal, what’s left but violence to determine who should rule?” he said of former President Donald Trump.
Rep. Schiff: “[Trump’s] lie was and is a dangerous cancer on the body politic. If you could convince Americans that they can’t trust their own elections, that every time they lose them is illegal in some way, what would be left but violence to determine who should rule?” pic.twitter.com/f7JIumCwvM
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 28, 2022
I look forward to his statement condemning Vicente Gonzalez for claiming that Mayra Flores stole the election.
Gonzalez’s comments come as President Biden railed against Trump supporters who say anyone who “refuses to recognize an election” is a “threat to democracy.”
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