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Carlos Giménez (FL-28)

Carlos Giménez accepted an endorsement from Donald Trump in his reelection bid for the south Florida district. While Giménez voted for a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and showed vocal support for Cuban refugees, Giménez’s efforts appear to be political maneuvering not leadership or a real commitment to immigrant communities. Giménez never objected to House GOP caucus, Kevin McCarthy, saying pro-immigrant legislation was a “nonstarter.” He remained silent as the Florida Governor lied to Venezuela asylum seekers for a dehumanizing political stunt. He was silent as the Lt. Governor suggested bussing Cuban migrants out of the state. He was silent as the Florida Republican party attacked the legislation to protect Dreamers she supported. And he has been silent as his party has embraced same racist “invasion” conspiracies as the racist mass murderer who attacked El Paso in 2019 and Buffalo in May.

Donald Trump (No Office)

It is hard to overstate the role Trump has played in demonizing immigrants and radicalizing the GOP. In June of 2015, Donald Trump launched his first campaign for President by attacking immigrants, stating that Mexico was "sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." Trump continued his assault throughout his first campaign, the entirety of his presidency, and his second campaign. It continues in his post-presidency. He evoked the worst stereotypes about immigrants and refugees, while invoking the dangerous "invasion" rhetoric used by white nationalists. Unfortunately, Trump's party has followed him in lockstep. Xenophobia and racism have come to define the GOP in Trump's image.

Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)

Currently, the House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, hopes to be the Speaker of the House — the top position in the congressional chamber. McCarthy has said he will block any attempt to provide pathways to citizenship for Dreamers or farmworkers. He has also promised to end the investigation into the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. McCarthy has also promised to empower his Republican friends who publicly attended white nationalist events and threatened political violence. McCarthy is more worried about pleasing Donald Trump and his extremist friends than addressing working families' challenges, like lowering healthcare costs or raising the minimum wage.

Matt Gaetz (FL-01)

This Florida Congressman represents part of the Florida Panhandle around Pensacola and Destin and is close friends with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Matt Gaetz faces allegations of underage sex trafficking and has courted offensive controversy as part of his political brand. Gaetz has frequently associated with the racist street gang the Proud Boys. He has proudly endorsed the white nationalist “ replacement theory”— the same racist lie that inspired the mass murderers who attacked El Paso in 2019 and Buffalo in May Gaetz has defended the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and has been a vocal promoter of lies trying to undermine the legitimacy of the last election.

Brian Babin (TX-36)

This Texas Congressman from a district that runs from the west of Houston to the border of Louisiana is a vocal promoter of the white nationalist conspiracy theory that there is a plot afoot to replace white people with non-white immigrants. Last September, Brain Babin went on television to falsely claim democrats' had a “grand strategy” where they wanted “to replace the American electorate with third-world immigrants that are coming in illegally, many of them COVID positive.” Babin has since persistently amplified the racist language about a “great replacement” and migrant “invasion.” These are the same racist lies that inspired the mass murderers who attacked El Paso in 2019 and Buffalo in May.

Call him out!

Republican @CarlosGimenezFL wants to represent Florida but he remained silent as his friends lied to and used migrants in his state for political stunts. If he hasn’t stood up to his friends, how can we trust him to stand up for his constituents?