Perhaps diversity isn’t our strength after all.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus recently rejected Republican Rep. Mayra Flores of Texas on the grounds that she is, in fact, a Republican.
According to Newsmax, a spokesman for the all-Democratic caucus said Flores’ “extreme MAGA values and their attacks on Latinos and our nation’s democracy on January 6 do not align with CHC values.”
Flores, a freshman Republican who earlier this year flipped a Texas seat that Democrats had controlled for 150 years, responded on Twitter, saying, “This shows the true bias towards the first Mexican-born Congresswoman in U.S. history.”
The CHC defended its rejection of Flores by arguing the GOP has its own all-Hispanic group.
Newsmax noted that the CHC also changed its by-laws in 2017 to accept only Democrats after rejecting former Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Florida.
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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart noted in an interview with The Hill at the time that Curbelo was turned down because the CHC would “have to throw him out when they’re dealing with partisan issue.”
“I don’t have a problem with that,” he said, “but the reality is that, in essence, that’s why there’s been two and why they’re partisan.”
In other words, Hispanic Democrats have signaled that there are only partisan issues that must be supported, and none that are common to Latinos of all stripes generally.
As The Free Press has reported, the Congressional Black Caucus operates the same way.
The all-Democratic group has rejected Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida because he, too, is a Republican.
So entrenched is the left-wing mindset among the CBC that the group is supporting Frank Mrvan, a white incumbent Democratic congressman seeking re-election in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District, over his challenger, Jennifer-Ruth Green, a black Republican.
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