Exclusive– Ashley Hinson: Elise Stefanik Right Person to ‘Steer’ House GOP Ship to Take Back Majority in 2022

Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday that Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the right person to “steer” the House Republican “ship” as the House GOP Conference chair to take the House majority during the 2022 midterm elections.

Hinson spoke to Breitbart News as the House Republican Conference remains poised to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the third-ranking Republican. Republicans have argued that Cheney has served as a distraction from a conference that should be focused on taking the speaker’s gavel from Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Hinson, a freshman congresswoman, said Stefanik should serve as the third-ranking Republican because the New York Republican can refocus the conference on messaging against Democrats’ “destructive” policies.

She said, “I think the most important factor in my decision was that we need to be focused as a conference on taking back the House in 2022, and our party leadership needs to be focused on that as well. And, that’s the only way we’re going to stop the destructive liberal agenda as it’s being pushed right now by Speaker Pelosi and President Biden. And, if Republicans are divided and not focusing all of our efforts against the radical policies, I see it as the surest way Pelosi will remain in power. So, that’s why I decided to support Elise because I respect Congressman Cheney’s record and service to our country, but I believe Elise right now is the right person to unify us and help lead our conference so we can take that majority in 2022.”

“I think when it comes to fundraising and messaging, she’s been a leader in both of those areas. We’ve seen her being a strong voice for conservative women all over the country,” she added. “When I look at who can help us as a conference to draw that sharp contrast between the Democrat vision for our country and the Republican vision for our country, I think Elise is the right person to steer the ship, and Republicans deliver that unified message to the American people and our agenda.”

Hinson said that Republicans, including herself, should focus on issues relating to border security, reining in big tech, and protecting American freedoms.

She said, “I am focused on telling the stories of Iowans, what the real-world impact these policies are going to have on my constituents back home, and I think everyone in our conference is focused on that. We’re focused on those common-sense economic policies, securing our border, talking about how every state in this country is a border state right now. We want to make sure that every American, every Iowan, has freedom and opportunity.”

Hinson said she remains confident that Republicans can take back the House but that underscores the need for GOP unity and the need to relay why their policies are better for the American people.

“I’m confident we’re going to take back the House, and I think those retirements are early signals, but it’s our jobs to tell these stories about why the Democrat policies are wrong for the country because that’s the mission to get to the point where we can win back the majority in 2022, and we’re also talking as a conference about why our policies are better,” she said.

“We’ve recruited great candidates across the country, we’re recruiting more every day, and that’s the way we win back the majority,” the Iowa conservative said.

Hinson said her freshman class of 2020, which helped Republicans come within striking distance of taking back the House majority, serves as a potential model for future congressional elections.

She said, “If you look at the class that I’m a part of, the 2020 freshman class, anyone who flipped a seat was a woman, a minority, or a veteran. When I look at the makeup of our class, our class looks like America; that’s the message we’re taking across the country.”

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

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Former DCCC Chairs Sound the Alarm on Democrats Losing House Majority

Three former chairs of the Democrat’s campaign arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), have sounded the alarm as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continues to see her extremely slim majority slip away.

As the midterms are quickly approaching, former chairs of the DCCC are sounding the alarm for the incumbent Democrats trying to remain in the majority. With the Republicans looking to regain the House, the Republican campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), has hammered the vulnerable Democrats with its hopes to win back seats.

In recent weeks, multiple Democrats have called it quits on remaining in the House as the chances of staying in the majority are quickly fading.

Former Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) led the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2012 and 2014. He told the New York Times, “The two biggest headaches of any cycle are redistricting and retirements, and when you have both in one cycle, it’s a migraine.”

When new districts are created and official, candidates are waiting to see where the district they will be running in ends up. Israel continued to say, “It’s like going to war on a battlefield, but you don’t know where you’re fighting, when you’re fighting, or who you’re fighting.”

Another former DCCC Chairman, Rep. Martin Frost (D-TX), said to Politico when it comes to redistricting and retiring:

It’s very early in the game, but retirements are a concern. I would hope the party is taking them very seriously and setting out to recruit strong candidates,” he continued, noting that early retirements at least give the party more time to find replacements.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the previous DCCC Chairwoman and a top lieutenant of Pelosi, announced that she would not be seeking reelection last week. Bustos narrowly won her seat in 2020. Former President Donald Trump previously won Bustos’ district in both of his elections in 2016 and 2020. Illinois also lost a congressional seat after the Census, though the Democrats’ supermajority controls redistricting for the 2022 election.

Besides Bustos, there is  growing list of vulnerable House Democrats that are facing tough reelections who have also taken an exit from the House. In the case of some Democrats, many allegedly have been quietly saying hopes of finding new candidates to run for the vacated seats are failing, saying it will likely cost seats.

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), who was previously Governor of Florida, called quits on the House Tuesday. He announced he would be running to get his old job back as he leaves his vulnerable House seat behind. This will be the third time Crist will run for governor of Florida. During his tenure as governor, Crist switched from Republican to Democrat.

Pennsylvania Democrat Reps. Conor Lamb and Chrissy Houlahan are both considering Senate bids for the open seat after Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) retires in 2022. Many Democrats allegedly believe with Lamb and Houlahan leaving, “they would be unable to field a candidate who could hold onto his district next fall, likely costing them a seat.” In addition, “Republicans control the state legislature, but Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf can veto their maps.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced their intent to retire, which would open the seats up for a competitive race.

Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), failed presidential hopeful, launched his Senate campaign last week to replace retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman (OH).

In addition to this, the failed special election Democrat candidate Jana Lynne Sanchez from last Saturday’s election did not receive enough votes to make it into the runoff. She used her loss to send a strong message to the Democrats. She believes if the Democrats continue to fail at getting “voters out” and “don’t organize and prepare” for the 2022 midterms, there will “be a major setback” for the Democrats trying to enact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) partisan socialist agenda in Washington, DC.

The Republican campaign arm previously created an “Exit List,” which was comprised of vulnerable Democrats the Republicans are looking to pick off in the midterms. The NRCC recently just expanded their list, adding an additional ten seats. Republicans hope to pick up all of these seats and take back the majority. 

The NRCC April battleground survey shows Republicans are projected to regain the House majority in the midterm elections. The survey also found vulnerable Democrats have an uphill battle defending their seats after voting for “Pelosi’s socialist agenda.” In addition, the survey finds Pelosi is the most unpopular politician in the country, with a 56 percent unfavorable rating.

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House Republicans on ‘Offense’: NRCC Chair Tom Emmer Targets 10 More Districts to Take Back House

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) said Tuesday that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) will expand their list of target Democrat-controlled districts in their mission to take back the House majority.

The NRCC released its increased list of districts to target after the U.S. Census Bureau announced many swing and Democrat-leaning districts will lose a congressional seat. The reapportionment data will reshape the makeup of congressional districts in a way that could create an opening for Republicans to flip enough districts to take back the House majority during the 2022 midterm elections.

Emmer said that Republicans continue to play on offense now that Democrats have to defend their “socialist” agenda.

“Republicans are on offense all across the country,” Emmer said in a statement Tuesday. “Every House Democrat is facing an uphill battle having to defend their toxic socialist agenda that prioritizes trillion-dollar tax hikes on the middle class, opens our borders, closes our schools and defunds the police.”

The new targeted districts include:

  1. Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA)
  2. Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA)
  3. Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA)
  4. Rep. Marie Newman (D-IL)
  5. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MN)
  6. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY)
  7. Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY)
  8. Rep. Joe Morelle (D-NY)
  9. Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY)
  10. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA)

Republicans announced plans to target 47 Democrats representing battleground districts, Democrats that underperformed compared to the 2020 presidential ballot, and those that may be impacted by redistricting.

Further compounding Democrats’ problems, several Democrats have announced that they will either retire or seek higher office.

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), a former Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chair and a top ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), announced last week that she will not seek reelection.

Reps. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) reportedly plan to run for higher office and Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Filemon Vela (D-TX) intend to retire.

An NRCC poll released in April found that Republicans are projected to win back the House.

The survey said in battleground districts, 54 percent want a “Republican who will be a check-and-balance to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ agenda in Congress.”

Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.

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Failed Texas Democrat Candidate Sounds Alarm: 2022 ‘Could Be Major Setback’ for Democrats

Failed special election Democrat candidate Jana Lynne Sanchez has sounded the alarm that 2022 “could be a major setback” for Democrats if they lose their slim majority in the House of Representatives.

Sanchez, after not receiving enough votes last Saturday to make the special election runoff, has a very strong message for the Democrats.

Sanchez lost by fewer than 400 votes to come in third place. Republican candidates did extremely well, edging out the rest of the field. Sanchez said the Republicans received an overwhelming majority (62 percent) of the total voters.

Sanchez continued to say, “all the things I thought would have motivated Democrats” to come and vote failed.

She believes if the Democrats continue to fail at getting “voters out” and “don’t organize and prepare,” the 2022 midterms will “be a major setback” for the Democrats trying to enact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) partisan socialist agenda in Washington, DC.

The top two candidates that garnish the most votes are set to move on to a runoff.

The top two candidates from the 23 who ran were Republican, causing a huge blow to Pelosi’s one opportunity at padding her very slim majority from the six congressional special elections happening this year.

The two Texas Republicans were Susan Wright, widow to the late Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX), whose seat the special election was held to fill. She received the most votes with 19 percent. Former President Donald Trump endorsed Wright.

State Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) came in second place behind Wright with close to 14 percent of the vote, which was just enough to secure a spot in the runoff, edging out Sanchez by fewer than 400 votes.

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South Texas Hispanic Females Turning Rio Grande Valley Red: ‘If I Were the Democrats, I Would Be Very Afraid’

South Texas Hispanic females are leading the charge to turn the Democrat stronghold of the Rio Grande Valley red.

The New York Times argued Sunday President Joe Biden’s victory with “only” 15 percentage points in the Rio Grande Valley is presumably due to Hispanic females who disagree with the Democrat Party over social issues and open borders. Hillary Clinton won in a “steep slide” by 39 percent in 2016.

Chair of the Hidalgo County Republican Party and daughter of a Democratic state legislator Adrienne Pena-Garza is one example. She told the Times the Democrat Party has gone too far left on gun control and abortion.

“Politics down here did scare me because you didn’t go against the grain,” said Pena-Garza. “If someone’s going to tell you: ‘Oh, you’re brown, you have to be Democrat,’ or ‘Oh, you’re female, you have to be a Democrat’ — well, who are you to tell me who I should vote for and who I shouldn’t?”

Pena-Garza explained to the Times she was a victim of identity politics. “You can’t shame me or bully me into voting for a party just because that’s the way it’s always been,” she said.

Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez, a Republican candidate, potentially challenging Democrat Representative Vicente Gonzalez pending redistricting, attended the local Lincoln Reagan Republican dinner in March, where Gov.Greg Abbott (R) expressed praise for female Latinas, “speaking in glowing terms about their political potential and saying he had ‘never been as impressed’ with the leadership of a county party,” according to the Times.

Abbott told those in attendance:

I’ve never been on stage with so many accomplished, articulate Latinas as I have been tonight with this group of ladies. This is amazing. If I were the Democrats, I would be very afraid right now, because there is a storm coming, a storm that is going to win Hidalgo County. I wanted to be here in person, wanted to say thank you.

“You will knock that damn door down,” Abbott added, looking in the direction of Cruz-Hernandez. “You will shape and reshape politics in the Lone Star State.”

The Times reported the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has highlighted Gonzalez as an endangered House Democrat, while the National Republican Congressional Committee has eyed Gonzalez’s seat as a potential flip, running ads against him.

Cruz-Hernandez spoke with the Times, conveying many individuals register as a Democrat de facto. “That was just what you do,” she stated to the Times.

She also was quoted stating she felt “publicly voicing” her political views could “hurt” her insurance business. “And I am convinced that people here have conservative values. That is really who the majority is,” she said of her local community.

The Times also interviewed Elisa Rivera, who told the paper “she had voted for Mrs. Clinton in 2016, but did not understand the fierce reaction against Mr. Trump.” She went on to say:

I was following along the family tradition, my dad is a hard-core Democrat, my father was really for unions, and I thought the Democrats defended the union. But then I started to research myself and found out the Democrats are supporting witchcraft and child trafficking and things like that, things that get censored because they get labeled conspiracy theory.

My family doesn’t come from money, I have friends who are undocumented, I support medical cannabis,” she explained. “But I definitely think Democrats are pushing free everything, giving the message that there’s no value in your hard work, and that’s not something I can believe in.”

The Times also spoke with Jessica Villarreal, a military service member who voted periodically before now pondering a campaign for elected office.

“There are more of us who realize our beliefs are Republican, no matter what we’ve been told in the past,” Villarreal told the Times. “I am a believer in God and the American dream, and I believe the Republican Party represents that.”

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Vulnerable House Democrats Pondering Looming Potential Exits Threatens Nancy Pelosi’s Majority in Midterms

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) hopes of maintaining her slim majority are dwindling as droves of vulnerable far-left Democrats look to exit the House.

A growing list of vulnerable House Democrats who face major redistricting or tough reelections look to exit the House, potentially costing Pelosi her already very slim majority.

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) is the latest Democrat to explore a House exit. Over the weekend, he announced he would have a “major announcement” in his hometown on Tuesday. Crist is rumored to be announcing another run for governor, thus leaving his House seat open. The Washington Post reported Crist making an attempt at the governorship will be his “sixth statewide bid for office in Florida, his second attempt as a Democrat for governor.”

Another blow to Pelosi’s hopes was the retirement of Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), who was a former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chairwoman and one of Pelosi’s top lieutenants. She announced last week she would not be seeking reelection. Bustos narrowly won her seat in 2020. Former President Donald Trump previously won Bustos’ district in both of his elections in 2016 and 2020. Illinois also lost a congressional seat after the Census, though the Democrat’s supermajority controls redistricting for the 2022 election.

Pennsylvania Democrats Reps. Conor Lamb and Chrissy Houlahan are both considering Senate bids in the open seat after Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) retires in 2022. This leaves Pelosi stuck trying to find suitable candidates to run in the shrinking amount of time, thus giving Republicans the upper hand. Many Democrats allegedly believe with Lamb and Houlahan leaving, “they would be unable to field a candidate who could hold onto his district next fall, likely costing them a seat.” In addition, “Republicans control the state legislature, but Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf can veto their maps.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX) announced their intent to retire, which would open the seats up for a competitive race. This leaves an opportunity for Republicans to retake Kirkpatrick’s seat, which represents Tucson and Cochise County on the U.S.-Mexico border, one of the most historically contested districts.

Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), failed presidential hopeful, launched his Senate campaign last week to replace retiring Republican Sen. Rob Portman (OH). Leaving his seat behind, Ryan became the first Democrat to jump into the Ohio Senate race. Portman announced earlier this year he will not run for reelection.

Frontline Democrat Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL) has also been “seriously” considering a Senate bid in hopes of unseating Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in 2022. Murphy previously announced, “she’s launching a statewide listening tour and has hired a top Democrat operative to manage the effort.” Breitbart News has previously reported Murphy seeing a flood of corporate cash into her campaign from big multinational companies with deep ties in China on her recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.

Another Florida Democrat, Rep. Val Demings, is considering vacating her seat and campaigning against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). Currently, the Florida Democrat Party is in “shambles” before state redistricting. A source close to the Democrat told Politico “At this point, it’s more likely than not that she does run.”

Vulnerable Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX) has been hammered by the Republican campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). Recently, Breitbart News broke the story of Gonzalez holding more than $100,000 with the Bank of China, a state-owned organ of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After the initial report by Breitbart News, Gonzalez closed the account. The NRCC released ads hitting the Democrat for his suspicious behavior.

With the mass exodus and other vulnerable Democrats and the midterms quickly approaching, Democrats are quickly losing the time to find viable candidates willing to run. The Democrats are looking to escape the possible loss of a majority or seeking higher office. With this latest blow, the Congressional Republicans have been able to inch closer to take back the House.

The Republican campaign arm created an “Exit List” last month, which was comprised of vulnerable Democrats the Republicans are looking to pick off in the midterms.

All ten of the aforementioned members are on the list.

In a press release Mike Berg, an NRCC spokesman, said, “who can blame them?” for trying to leave the House.

“Democrats’ campaign arm blew their best chance to pad their slim House majority this weekend when they got shut out of the runoff in TX-06, a district targeted by the DCCC last cycle that President Trump carried by 3 points,” the press release added.

The NRCC April battleground survey shows Republicans are projected to regain the House majority in the midterm elections. The survey also found vulnerable Democrats have an uphill battle defending their seats for voting on “Pelosi’s socialist agenda.” In addition,  the survey also finds Pelosi being the most unpopular politician in the country, with 56 percent unfavorable.

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Pennsylvania Democrats Deal Another Blow to Pelosi’s House Majority as Conor Lamb, Chrissy Houlahan Consider Senate Bids Instead of Reelection

Vulnerable Democrats Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) are looking to exit the House of Representatives and run for the U.S. Senate, leaving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to defend her shrinking majority and giving more momentum to the Republican effort to regain the House.

According to a Politico report, Lamb has started to tell some of his donors and supporters that he will likely enter the Pennsylvania Senate race. The Democrat has allegedly been telling some of his donors to start contributing to the campaign as he will start to ramp up his fundraising and have a formal launch.

He will be running to replace the retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey. Before winning in a crucial special election in 2018, Lamb was a former Marine and federal prosecutor. The reports claim Lamb has tried to keep quiet about his potential run, though the Democrat has recently hired fundraising consultants in addition to holding a high-profile fundraiser with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

In a statement to Politico, Abby Nassif-Murphy, Lamb’s campaign manager, said, “no decision has been made.” Nassif-Murphy later added, Lamb’s campaign is frontline and “one of the most competitive districts in the country, and Conor is already facing attack ads from national Republican super PACs.” This is why “we’re going to keep raising money, defending Conor’s record, and finding opportunities to help down-ballot Democrats wherever and however we can.”

Houlahan is known for being one of her Congressional delegation’s best fundraisers. She recently told the Philadelphia Inquirer that she was seriously considering entering the race, according to the report. Previously, Houlahan was a former officer in the United States Air Force.

Currently, the open seat has already attracted a crowded primary field for the Democrats. The Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is officially running with $1.9 million cash on hand along with State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, who has $217,000 cash on hand. Val Arkoosh, a physician and Montgomery County commissioner, entered the race this month.

Lamb has $1.1 million cash on hand as of his last filing, and Houlahan has over $3.5 million cash on hand as of her last filing.

With midterms approaching, Democrats are quickly losing seats and momentum to members retiring, looking to escape the possible loss of a majority or seeking higher office. With this latest blow, the Congressional Republicans may be inching closer to take back the House. Many Democrats allegedly believe “they would be unable to field a candidate who could hold onto his district next fall, likely costing them a seat.” In addition, “Republicans control the state legislature, but Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf can veto their maps.”

On Friday, another Democrat, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), the former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman, and a top lieutenant of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), announced Friday she would not be seeking reelection.

The Republican’s campaign arm, National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), created an “Exit List” last month, which was comprised of vulnerable Democrats the Republicans are looking to pick off in the midterm.

Lamb, Houlahan, and Bustos are all on the list.

“House Democrats are running for the exits because they know they’re in for a bruising election cycle which will cost them their jobs and their House majority,” the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Tom Emmer said in a statement when the NRCC first put the vulnerable Democrats on blast.“They’d rather move on than have to spend another election defending their socialist agenda that will strip Americans of their private health insurance, defund the police, open our borders and raise taxes.”

An NRCC Spokeswoman, Samantha Bullock, said in a statement, “Conor Lamb knows House Democrats are going to lose the majority in 2022 so he’s looking for the nearest exit.”

The statement added, “with redistricting looming over his seat and Democrats’ toxic socialist agenda to defend, Conor Lamb is taking concrete steps toward abandoning his district for a Senate run.”

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Exclusive – Monica de la Cruz: “Disturbing” Democrat Vincente Gonzalez had Chinese Bank Account

Monica de la Cruz told Breitbart News Saturday it is “disturbing” Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX) had an account at the Bank of China being a U.S. congressman.

De la Cruz ran against Gonzalez in Texas’ 15th Congressional District, coming within a few thousand votes of winning the district. The seat has not been represented by a Republican in the 120 years seat has been around. De la Cruz said, “never say never because, in 2022, we will unseat Vincente Gonzalez,” which would make her the first Republican in Congress from the district.

The host Matthew Boyle brought up Breitbart News exclusive report on Gonzales, showing he had holdings worth more than $100,000 in the Bank of China, a state-owned bank run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which he put in his financial disclosure forms filed with the clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.

In his 2017, 2018, and 2019 filings, the disclosure documents show Gonzalez reported the holdings valued at between $100,001 and $250,000 in the Bank of China. Each report includes a disclosure that Gonzalez earned between $2,501 and $5,000 in interest each year from the Bank of China account.

Boyle mentioned the Bank of China is very public about its support of the communist dictator Xi Jinping and his plans for the world. He asked what de la Cruz’s thoughts are on Gonzalez’s financially being tied up to the Bank of China.

De la Cruz told Boyle, “it is very disturbing that a U.S. congressman would have an account with one of our greatest adversaries. Look, not only does he have the accounts, but here are the deeper questions. Where did that money come from? Where did he get this $250 thousand, up to $250 thousand that was in this account? Did he pay taxes on this account? Not only that, but as you mentioned, this account is, and the Bank of China is very clear on the mission they support, which is the Communist Party of China.”

She continued, “when we look at this party, China is accused of very, very serious crimes. Mass rapes of the Uyghur woman in a sinister program designed to promote ethnic unity. I mean, we’re talking about re-education camps, forced abortions, now what is a U.S. congressman doing with a bank account going to support these types of policies?”

Boyle asked about Gonzalez’s response to these reports, saying he’s refused to do any type of interview with Breitbart News after multiple requests, even refusing to do interviews with his local stations. He posed the question, is closing the account enough?

“Look, no American should be satisfied with that type of response. He owes it to his constituents, to the American people, to let them know why he had that account, where this money came from, and to make a public response on it. The fact that he is hiding and has not come out and vocally said why he has that money supporting these communist efforts is unacceptable,” de la Cruz said.

When Boyle asked about de la Cruz’s perspective on trusting China and mentioned the CCP covering up any information on numerous accounts of what happened and how coronavirus started, also bringing up the former CDC Director Robert Redfield, saying he believes the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, which was partially funded by the American taxpayers.

De la Cruz responded, “China is a great threat to our American security. They have been very vocal in saying they want to be in control and take over the world. We see them in our health care. We see them in our technology. I mean, they are our great adversary. We should be very concerned about the Chinese government, and even more, we have a congressman that has his money in the bank of China. So absolutely, you are correct. Coronavirus that came from that lab in China has devastated our communities, our small businesses, and our American economy. So again, very disturbing this congressman, a U.S. representative, would have up to $250 thousand in the Bank of China.”

Boyle mentioned the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) putting Gonzalez on their “Exit List,” saying what if he retired before the next election? Would de la Cruz be ready to go against any Democrat if he retires?

De la Cruz believes that Gonzalez will go ahead with his bid for reelection in the midterms coming up in about 18 months. De la Cruz said the Democrats in his country are upset with his “lack of stance” on the illegal immigrants coming through the border. De la Cruz says she is ready to head against any Democrat that will be running against her in 2022. “When it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter what person is in that position. It is about values and where the Democrat party is leading Democrats in this country too. Which is to a left agenda, to socialism, and we do not want that in this district,” de la Cruz stated.

Boyle mentioned the Biden administration’s scrapping all of the Trump administration’s immigration policies and creating this crisis at the border. Boyle pointed out how inhumanely the migrants are treated at the border and asked de la Cruz, a Hispanic woman, how seeing what they are doing at the border makes her feel about the policy.

“What [the Biden administration] have done by stopping the remain in Mexico policy and starting the catch and release program up again,” she said, describing what catch and release is doing at the border. “The Border Patrol catches someone, and the immigrants are not running, their walking straight up to Border Patrol and saying ‘I’m here seeking asylum,’ they catch them and release them out to the bus station, to an airport, and they fly them out to their American destination.”

She says this is not just an issue for her congressional district, but rather an American issue, claiming the Biden administration and Gonzalez have created a humanitarian issue on the border. “Reigniting this catch and release program, what they have done has sent a message to people Central and South America that says coming over here, we’re going to release you into the United States.”

Last week, she was on the river observing how people were coming over to the United States. She witnessed “rafts and rafts of little kids, five-year-olds, seven-year-olds, these are unaccompanied minors,” which she said have been traveling anywhere between one to four months to get into the U.S.

She described the kids being abandoned on Texas ranchers’ property because some families cannot afford the remaining balance they owe to the smugglers to bring full families over.

De la Cruz called out Gonzalez in 2019. Her district had half a million immigrants come through her county. Gonzalez still has yet to meet with any border patrol during the last surge or the current one.

De la Cruz wants to know why the congressman has not met with border patrol and why he hasn’t been vocal about what is happening at the border. She said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) has had to get involved in their district in the past because Gonzalez has not stood up for the constituents.

Cuellar recently told Border Report that more than 2,000 migrants were released into South Texas without court papers. The releases came as Border Patrol agents became overwhelmed by the massively growing numbers of migrant families and children crossing the border.

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Mo Brooks Announces Bid for Alabama U.S. Senate Seat

For more than a decade, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) has represented Alabama’s fifth congressional district in the U.S House of Representatives. But next year, he hopes to change that with a successful run for higher office.

On Monday, Brooks announced his bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). The six-term incumbent Shelby announced he would not seek reelection earlier this year, leaving Alabama with a wide-open U.S. Senate race for the third time in five years.

Brooks made his announcement before a packed room at Bullet & Barrel, a shooting and hunting range between downtown Huntsville, AL and the Redstone Arsenal U.S. Army Base.

Among the highlights in Brooks’ announcement were overtures that warned about the dangers of socialism, so-called “cancel culture,” and “big tech censorship.”

Brooks also hit on race issues and immigration during the announcement.

Watch Brooks’ announcement here:

In a statement accompanying his campaign announcement, Brooks took a jab at socialism and vowed to oppose the forces promoting that ideology.

“Radical Socialists seek to destroy the foundational principles that have made America the greatest nation in world history,” he said. “I cannot sit on the sideline and watch Socialists destroy an America I love. The stakes have never been higher. It is clear the Senate needs leaders willing to fight rather than cower in their foxholes. I am running for the Senate because America’s status as the greatest nation in world history is at risk, and because I am the only candidate for Senate with a proven record of conservative leadership that Alabama voters can trust and rely on.”

Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller introduced Brooks, touting the congressman’s support of former President Donald Trump and the need for someone willing to put Americans “first” as the U.S.-Mexico border is in turmoil.

Miller called on voters to support the Alabama congressman’s bid for U.S. Senate in a statement.

“For the last four years, no one had President Trump’s back more than Mo Brooks. Now, I need you to have HIS back. I need you to support Mo Brooks so he can proudly carry on the fight for the America First agenda. The campaign to save America begins right here in Alabama, and it begins with your vote for Mo Brooks.”

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Poll: Andrew Cuomo Approval Plummets, Supermajority Want Him Not to Run for Reelection

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) poll numbers are tanking, showing the governor at the lowest approval rating of his career.

The Quinnipiac University poll shows Andrew Cuomo has a 39 percent approval rating and a 48 percent disapproval rating. This is down from the poll taken on March 4th showing the governor with a 45 percent approval rating and a 46 percent disapproval rating. According to Quinnipiac, “today’s numbers mark the lowest job approval for Cuomo since he took office in 2011.”

The survey found that the voters who gave Cuomo a “favorability rating” are also at the lowest they have been. Cuomo only has a favorability of 33 percent and an unfavorable at 51 percent. This is Cuomo’s “lowest favorability number since Quinnipiac University began tracking his favorability in 2008 while Cuomo served as New York Attorney General,” they said.

Nearly 58 percent believe that the governor is not honest and trustworthy to the public, while only 28 percent think the governor is honest and trustworthy. The survey found this rating is also the worst score about his honesty and trustworthiness since 2007.

The survey asked if Cuomo should run for reelection as governor of New York in 2022. Only 25 percent would like to see him run for reelection, and 66 percent do not want him to run again.

The poll surveyed 905 self-identified registered voters conducted from March 16-17, 2021. The survey was asked over the phone. The sampling has an error of +/- 3.3 percentage points.

Last week, Breitbart News reported New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie authorized the Assembly Judiciary Committee to launch an impeachment investigation into Gov. Cuomo.

Breitbart News also reported last week that a seventh person came forward to accuse the Democrat governor of sexual harassment.

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