Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Ties QAnon to GOP in Spanish Language Ads

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is releasing new Spanish-language ads Monday (Feb. 8) targeting three GOP House members in competitive districts. The ads are tying vulnerable Republicans with the conspiracy theory group QAnon and “jewish space laser” fallacy spreader Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene.

The ads will run in districts represented by Reps. Mike Garcia (R-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Maria E. Salazar (R-Fla.), and is the first six-figure Spanish language push from the DCCC for the 2022 election cycle.

“QAnon, a conspiracy theory born online, took over the Republican Party, sent QAnon followers like Marjorie Taylor Greene to Congress and with Donald Trump incited a mob that attacked the Capitol and murdered a cop,” says one of the ads. “Then Republicans like David Valadao voted to support Marjorie Taylor Greene, letting QAnon win. Congressman David Valadao should have stood with us. David Valadao stood with Q, not you.”

The ad is not the first of its kind, with a previous ad tying eight House GOP members, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, to QAnon and their unwillingness to denounce or stand up to them.

The House GOP argues that the three representatives targeted in the Spanish ad have never supported QAnon; One, Rep. Maria E. Salazar (R-Fl), voted to remove Taylor-Greene from her committee assignments after it was discovered that she had mocked Parkland survivor David Hogg and “liked” a Facebook post calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be shot.