El Paso, Texas Councilwoman Claudia Rodriguez exposed the fact that the El Paso mayor was ordered by Joe Biden not to declare the illegal alien crisis an emergency.
The mayor revealed that fact to her in a phone call explaining why he refused to declare a state of emergency after being urged by three city council members to make the declaration. Now, local Democrats are in full attack mode for her telling the truth. Truth is Democratic Kryptonite.
The El Paso County Democratic Party has decided that protecting Joe Biden is much more important than protecting the people of El Paso.
In September alone, 2000 illegal aliens a day were entering El Paso. The mayor, Oscar Leeser was actually busing illegals out of El Paso but he stopped suddenly without explanation. I think we now have that explanation. It was reflecting badly on Biden and his disastrous open border policy, so it had to be stopped.
Now, the EPDP is in full attack mode against Rodriguez over her disclosure and they are working overtime to see that she is not reelected, to serve as a warning to others who decide to tell the truth. There’s that Kryptonite again.
According to the New York Post:
The White House pressured the Democratic mayor of El Paso, Texas, to not declare a state of emergency over the city’s migrant crisis due to fear it would make President Biden look bad, The Post has learned. At least three of the El Paso City Council’s eight members have urged Mayor Oscar Leeser to issue an emergency declaration in response to the thousands of migrants who’ve filled the city’s shelters and are being housed in local hotels, sources familiar with the matter said.
But Leeser admitted during a private phone conversation last month that he’d been directed otherwise by the Biden administration, one of the officials told The Post.
“He told me the White House asked him not to,” Council-member Claudia Rodriguez said.
The councilors asked Mayor Lesser to ask the federal government for help, but he refused and that cost the city a cool $8 million dollars. Councilwoman Rodriguez exposed the scandal by revealing what Lesser had told her. The EPDP then decided to try to kill Rodriguez’s chances in her non-partisan election.
October 22, 2022
The El Paso County Democratic Party has traditionally refrained from weighing in on municipal races, which are non-partisan. We honor the nature of non-partisan races and focus our work on engagement with voters during partisan elections. However, in egregious cases, especially in cases when a candidate works against our community’s values, we have taken the extraordinary step of alerting the public.
As early voting approaches, we are compelled to warn the public about the current candidate for re-election (incumbent) Claudia Rodriguez, candidate for District 6.
Ms. Rodriguez has violated campaign finance in a shameless manner (https://elpasomatters.org/2022/10/17/el-paso-city-rep-claudia-rodriguez-election-campaign-filings-may-violate-finance-laws/). When asked by a reporter about her violations, Rodriguez’s responses indicate that she is either completely ignorant of her responsibilities as an office holder, or she believes the law does not apply to her.
Additionally, Democrats in District 6 should be aware that Ms. Rodriguez has a history of voting in Republican Primaries. She currently represents and is running for a district that consistently votes for and elects Democratic candidates.
Ms. Rodriguez has brought her party’s partisanship to her position, as has been evident in her votes while on City Council.
She has advocated against providing humanitarian support for migrants in our community and has become a Fox News regular. Her multiple appearances on the Republican cable news network have focused on her personal grievances with the mayor. In doing so, she has brought a very negative spotlight to our community on a network that pushes xenophobia, misinformation, and conspiracy theories. El Paso is a community that has historically had a positive history of embracing our location on the US-Mexico and treating migrants with dignity.
Ms. Rodriguez also voted against supporting a Women’s Commission for El Paso and voted against directing the El Paso Police department to make investigating abortions a low level priority for the department. This measure would have prevented the El Paso Police Department from using its resources to target women who might have had an abortion.
While the Democratic Party is not endorsing in this race, it is imperative that the public be aware of Ms. Rodriguez’s lack of transparency, campaign finance violations, and the fact that her values are contrary to those held by the majority in her district. We urge District 6 voters to vote for either of her two opponents and deny Ms. Rodriguez the privilege of being re-elected to city council.
This is what happens when you stand up for your constituents instead of the Democratic Party.