RedState reports that Vincente Gonzalez, a Democrat, was found paying a blogger for racist posts against Mayra Flores. The special election in Texas-6 saw Vincente Gonzalez win. That district had previously been held by Democrats for over 100 years, marking a ground-shaking shift among the area’s electorate.
Flores’ unexpected success has made all the right people mad, and Gonzalez’s desperate attempt to trash her from underneath the table quickly backfired. He issued a hurried “apology” in front of the Capitol Building on Wednesday, admitting to what he had done while weaseling out of accepting responsibility.
Gonzalez made a decision to go all-in later in the day. He put out a sarcastic statement “apologizing” while ranting about…Donald Trump? No, I’m not kidding. This guy actually thinks shouting “Trump” over and over is going to win his election for him.
— Vicente Gonzalez (@VoteVicente) July 20, 2022
Of note is that he’s lying. The website in question doesn’t even have ads on it, and Gonzalez’s prior admission made it clear that he had editorial control of what the blogger was putting out, including the racist attacks. His decision to backtrack and outright lie about the situation is a strategic blunder, and it’s one that Flores will be able to capitalize on as she attempts to win a newly redrawn district that favors the Democrat candidate.
For her part, Flores responded to Gonzalez’s statement by dropping him to the mat.
This doesn’t sound like an apology to me.
Also, the racist pervert you hired to target me with filth has ZERO space on his “blog” for ads, so we know this is a lie.
You would be a man if you had the guts to apologize and then resign. Pero eres poco hombre. #CreepyChente https://t.co/5yvTvpng2o
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) July 20, 2022
For those who don’t speak Spanish or don’t know how to use google translate, Flores calls Gonzalez a “little man” after pointing out that he’s too much of a coward to just offer a real apology. She’s correct. Gonzalez’s disgusting attacks by proxy, which he is now trying to dishonestly disown, have exposed the kind of person he really is, and you can bet voters are paying attention in a place like South Texas.
Flores’s call for her rival, who happens to be an incumbent House member to resign, is a nice thing to witness. Republicans should be firm with Democrats that play such low-handed tricks. Gonzalez looks weaker and less pathetic when he talks about Donald Trump. He’s got nothing to run on and he knows it. Flores, on the other hand, continues to flail.
Gonzalez would do a smart thing at this moment and reverse his messages. He’s obviously not smart enough to do that, though, and I sincerely hope that Flores shocks the world again by rolling him in November.