First Lady Jill Biden’s recent gaffe about Hispanics and a new resurgence in Hispanic enthusiasm for Republicans has sparked controversy and a fresh look at how this shift may impact 2022 and beyond.
Mike Gonzalez, an expert at the Heritage Foundation just published an op-ed in the New York Post explaining that social issues are pushing Hispanics to the right.
If you want to know the catalyst for the Great Migration of voters with ancestries in Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, etc. to conservative radio and the Republican party, look no further than this week’s surreal exchange between Sen. Josh Hawley and a Berkeley law professor insisting that men can and do get pregnant. Yes, that happened, in a Senate hearing.
Gonzalez is referring to a viral exchange where the professor got into a heated exchange over whether men can get pregnant.
Hawley: Why are you using the term “person with a capacity for pregnancy” instead of “woman?”
Bridges: “Your line of questioning is transphobic and opens trans people to violence.”
Hawley: “You’re saying I’m opening up people to violence by saying women can have pregnancies?” pic.twitter.com/Yi46NlQCr0
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 12, 2022
“You say that to an abuela, and the most likely response will be ‘que?’ followed by a quick ‘adios!'” Gonzalez added. “That type of deep societal confusion gets you quickly to inflection points.”
Others have been making this argument, pushing for a Hispanic move to the right.
Democrats can keep the Latinx vote.
— Cassy Garcia for Congress (@CasandraLGarcia) July 14, 2022
The First Lady’s taco comments have drawn more attention to the issue, and a recent New York Times/Siena College poll found Biden’s support among Hispanics has plummeted since he was elected.
Besides a dismal presidency, you wonder why Hispanics are moving more and more to the Republican Party. Because we respect them, don't take any votes for granted, have solutions to better all lives and don't do these gimmicks people see through.#RedWave2022 https://t.co/YspXdgssCO
— Commissioner Jay Block (@ElectJayCBlock) July 12, 2022
CNN and MSNBC ignored Jill Biden comparing Hispanics to tacos during their broadcasts.
Think it would have been the same had it been Melania Trump?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 13, 2022