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Tony Gonzales (TX-23)
Rep. Tony Gonzales first won this sprawling district in 2020. This district borders the area around El Paso, where a mass murderer attacked customers at a Wal-Mart believing the racist lie that there was a “Hispanic invasion” and admitting to police that his goal was to “kill Mexicans.” Nevertheless, Gonzales’ friends in the Republican Party echo these very same racist ideas, while he has remained silent. Gonzales himself has falsely compared asylum and refugees seeking safety at the border to a war zone.
Gonzales has accepted thousands of dollars from her friends Brian Babin, and Elise Stefanik. Learn more about these friends below.
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.
Elise Stefanik (NY-21)Currently, the third-ranking House Republican, Elise Stefanik, won her leadership position because she went along with the election lies that the election was stolen from Trump and refused to condemn the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Stefanik has also used her campaign to promote the white supremacist conspiracy theory that immigrants are trying to replace white people and overthrow our democracy. She has echoed the deadly lie about an “invasion” of non-white migrants at the border. Even after the racist mass murderer who attacked customers at a Buffalo grocery store echoed those very same lies, Stefanik doubled down on the dangerous language. Stefanik's lies about the election and an invasion are dangerous and distract from the fact that she wants to deny citizenship, block all refugees, and waste billions on a wall preferring to fear-monger about immigrants for her own selfish politics rather than work towards real solutions.
Michael McCaul (TX-10)Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) is the former Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee. A longtime impediment to immigration reform, McCaul has recently embraced the dangerous invasion rhetoric on national tv. During a Fox News Sunday in April, McCaul stated, “Putin invaded Ukraine … We have an invasion in my home state right on the border, every day.” As a Texan, McCaul show know about the deadly consequences of that ‘invasion’ language. In 2019, a gunman killed 23 people at a Walmart in El Paso after posting an anti-immigrant manifesto, which stated the attack was a response to ‘the Hispanic invasion of Texas.’”
Paul Gosar (AZ-04)Representing a sparsely populated area in the northwest corner of Arizona, Paul Gosar has a long history of associating with bigots and violent white nationalists. Gosar was reportedly a key figure in planning the events that ended with the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. He has repeatedly spoken at white nationalist, far-right militia, and other hate group events. He was censured by Congress for posting a video that alluded to the assassination of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Gosar is also a vocal proponent of the lies trying to undermine the legitimacy of the last election. Regularly employing the deadly rhetoric around a non-white migrant “invasion,” Gosar is all but a public white nationalist.
Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14)If there is a bigoted conspiracy theory out there, Marjorie Taylor Greene has probably used her massive platform to amplify it. The Congresswoman from North Georgia isn’t just some harmless kook. The conspiracy theories Greene promotes have a real-world body count. She has spoken at white supremacist events and has repeatedly made bigoted remarks. Greene 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. She has frequently echoed the deadly lie about an “invasion” of non-white migrants at the border. Though new to Congress, Greene has a prominent voice inside the party and will likely use any additional power she obtains from being in the Majority to stymie any and all efforts to address the real challenges working families face.
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.
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Did you know @TonyGonzales4TX is empowering people who spread hate and endanger our community? He also accepts $ and endorsements from those who spread the same racist conspiracy theories as those who were killed in TX and in NY. Learn more at https://showmeyourfriends.org/t/tx23