Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democratic Congressman in Texas came out swinging against his Republican opponent Rep. Mayra Flores, attacking the freshman female lawmaker in sharply misogynistic terms — claiming she can’t “speak” for herself.
“We’re gonna push back on these outside resources coming here picking a candidate, a hand-picked candidate that can’t think for herself, can’t speak for herself, can’t act for herself, can’t vote for herself,” Gonzalez, 55, told his supporters Wednesday during a get out the vote drive at the La Sierra Event Center in Harlingen, Fox News reported.
The two incumbent members of Congress are facing off as a result of redistricting in the Lone Star state’s new 34th district which snakes south from San Antonio to the border of Mexico.
Flores, 36, joined Congress after winning a special election earlier this year.
Flores told The Post Saturday that “entitled liberals like Vicente Gonzalez simply refuse to accept that not all Hispanics believe like they want us to.”
“So instead of telling voters what they stand for and letting the best ideas prevails, Gonzalez and his friends resort to these disgusting personal attacks. The people of South Texas deserve better. We are people of strong faith, strong family values and strong work ethic.”
She is one of a rising generation of Latino and Latina Republicans which the party hopes will play a role helping them retake the House in the approaching midterm elections.