Karla Hernandez

Florida Democrat Crist’s Running Mate Says Lt. Gov. Nunez’s “Latin Card” Should Be Revoked

One day someone should poll Democrats to see who made the worst choice for a running mate: Joe Biden or Charlie Crist.

One day someone should poll Democrats to see who made the worst choice for a running mate: Joe Biden or Charlie Crist.

Crist, the Democrats’ nominee for governor of Florida, may have snatched the lead after the latest snafu from his pick for lieutenant governor, Miami teachers’ union boss Karla Hernandez.

On Thursday, the Twitter account DeSantis War Room, which supports incumbent Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, posted a clip of an interview Hernandez gave to Politico. In the clip, Hernandez labels current Republican Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez a traitor to her heritage.

The basis for that wasa comment Nunez made during an interview with a Miami radio station in August. Nunez, a Cuban-American, suggested that DeSantis would send Cubans who illegally crossed the Mexican border into America to Delaware, President Joe Biden’s home state.

For more than 60 years America has welcomed those fleeing the communist regime in Cuba as legitimate refugees from political oppression, and Florida, being the closest state to Cuba, is their destination of choice.

Democrats, who otherwise have little use for the largely pro-Republican Cuban population in South Florida, denounced Nunez. Yet as the Tampa Bay Times noted at the time, Nunez’s comment was “widely consistent with DeSantis’ immigration agenda,” which was to help illegal immigrants find another place to go.

In her comments, Hernandez said of Nunez, “Technically, she’s considered a Latina, but I think that her Latina card should be revoked.”

Apparently, Hernandez forgot that liberals are supposed to use the term Latinx.

Continuing, Hernandez added of Nunez’s remark about Cubans, “You don’t do that. She’s completely out of touch with her community. So, I like to think that I’m the only Latina running for this seat, and really that I represent all of our issues, all of our community. … I’m very proud of my Latino heritage and very proud of everything that we represent.”

Yeah, about that.

Fox News reported on Wednesday that Hernandezx was not so proud of her fellow Latinos in a January 2021 Facebook Live chat, during which she claimed Hispanics were racists.

“They’re racist too. Our Latino people are racist. It’s ok. They still have a lot of colonial mentality and we have to get through that. We have to get through that,” she said at the time, Fox reported.

According to Fox, Hernandez, whose parents are Honduran, recalled a conversation in which she told a black friend that she was “indigenous,” which suggested she was of Native American heritage. She added that she has “had conversations like this with other people that look like me and they will say they’re white.”

“I share that story because here we are as adults, and we’re having this frank conversation, and even as adults who are people of color and come from a very diverse background and lived in Miami, I think that sometimes we just don’t understand those nuances. And if we’re having a hard time talking about it as adults, then how do we impact our classrooms?” Hernandez added.

Meanwhile, it is the Biden administration that instead of sending Cubans to Delaware is actually booting them out of the country.

In May, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Biden administration “has expanded expulsions of Cubans and Nicaraguans under a controversial Trump-era pandemic policy, even as it argues publicly that it is time to end the practice.” The policy was Title 42, which allowed the federal government to cite COVID-19 as the reason to toss out illegals without any hearings.

Two weeks ago, Texas Public Radio reported that the Biden administration was “quietly pressuring” the Mexican government “to take in the growing wave of migrants crossing through the U.S.-Mexico border,” including those border-crossers from Cuba.

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