James Woods, a very vocal conservative actor, threw criticism at The New York Times in the wake of the paper ranting about Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) and labeling her as a “far-Right Latina.”
Recently, Flores was able to slip a district in the Rio Grande Valley to the Republican Party and cemented herself Latina Republican to be sent into Congress out of Texas. In a recently posted article titled, “The Rise of the Far-Right Latina,” The Times stated that they wish, “Her abbreviated term lasts only through the end of the year, and she is seen as a long shot to win re-election to a full one.”
“You scared, guys?” stated Woods via social media. “She ran on family, hard work, and patriotic values. Oh, right. Of course you’re scared.”
“Her campaign slogan — ‘God, family, country’ — was meant to appeal to what she calls the ‘traditional values’ of her majority-Hispanic district in the border city of Brownsville,” stated the times, seemingly mocking the Congresswoman. “She called for President Biden’s impeachment. She tweeted QAnon hashtags. And she called the Democratic Party the ‘greatest threat America faces.’”
Flores took the lection to fill the unexpected vacancy in Texas that was caused by the sudden retirement of a Democratic congressman. She will be working toward her reelection for the November midterms in order to get her own full term in office and is slated to run against Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX). “Democratic leaders are optimistic that Mr. Gonzalez will defeat Ms. Flores,” boasted those at The Times.
As if on cue, The Times chose to quote a Latino Democratic Representative who patronized that the win for Flores was just a “public relations coup” for Republicans. “It does not mean she represents mainstream Hispanic voters,” touted Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) condescendingly.
Back in mid-June, Quinnipiac University carried out a poll in which Hispanic respondents were asked, “If the election were today, would you want to see the Republican Party or the Democratic Party win control of the United States House of Representatives?”
The results showed a 3 percentage point lean towards Republicans, 41% to 38%.
“The results show a staggering swing from the results of the 2018 midterms” when “an estimated 69% of Latinos voted for the Democratic candidate and 29% backed the Republican candidate, a more than two-to-one advantage for Democrats, according to National Election Pool exit poll data,” stated a report from The Daily Wire. “These results largely reflect the party affiliation of Latinos. In a Pew Research Center pre-election survey, 62% of Latinos said they identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party compared with 27% who affiliated with the Republican Party.”
In the same vein, a May poll from Quinnipiac University discovered that the support for President Biden among Hispanics had dropped over the past ear to under half what his approval numbers had been the year before.