During a “vote blue” event held at Shotz Bar in Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday (September 8), Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), who is seeking Reelection to Congress, claimed a special election in June was stolen by Rep. Mayra Flores (R-Texas) and her supporters.
During the event, attended by House Intelligence Committee chairman, Gonzalez claimed, “Our democracy is at stake.”
He then pointed to “millions of dollars” coming into the region to “try to steal our elections.”
“There’s millions and millions of dollars from outside our region and outside our state that are coming here to try to steal our elections and take away your value and take away the process that we rely on, which is elections,” he stated.
He also lamented not having “resources to compete with these outside resources. We can’t compete with the Koch Brothers. We can’t compete with big oil, and big tobacco, and the NRA. They can outspend us, but they can’t outwork us.”
Gonzalez also claimed his Republican challenger to represent Texas 34th Congressional district, who had won a special election in June, “showed up to Congress and voted against keeping our communities safe.”
He also compared the “$250,000” campaigning budget Democrats had to the “$3 million” Republicans had, emphasizing, “they only won by less than one percent,” adding, “So, the way to turn this around is getting out and vote.”
Gonzalez reiterated, “They stole that last election.”
Schiff, who serves on the Jan. 6 Select Committee, also addressed supporters. During his address, Schiff thanked Gonzalez for the “work” he was doing “to support our Democratic institutions, the infrastructure of our elections, the rule of law, the rule of law applies to everyone equally could not be more important.”