Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, who is currently running for re-election to Congress has claimed that a June special election in Texas was stolen. The event was attended by House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
These remarks from Gonzalez came during an event at Shotz bar in Brownsville, Texas. During the event, Gonzalez said that “our democracy is at stake”.
During the “vote blue” event he noted that while Republicans were able to spend more than them because of the support of big oil, big tobacco, and the NRA, they still “can’t outwork us.”
Throughout his speech, he took shots at Rep. Mayra Flores, R-Texas, who is his Republican rival. The newly elected GOP representative was victorious in the special election for the redrawn district.
His claims included that that election had been stolen as they had spent $3 million and had campaigned for two years. By comparison, the Democrats had spent $250,000. Still, despite this large gap, Flores only managed to win with less than a one percent difference.
Schiff, who is part of the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol protests, also spoke in support of Gonzalez during the event. As he said, this work is all about supporting the Democratic institutions, the rules of law, and the whole premise of an election.
Gonzalez, later on, took to social media where he shared a photo of the event and thanked Schiff for attending.
Flores also took to Twitter to say that if Adam Schiff has come to Texas, then the left is getting desperate.