Hispanic Democrat caucus slams Republicans over Jan. 6 in new attack ad

Trump gained significantly with Hispanic voters in 2020, and the latest ad is released right before midterm season.

Updated: January 5, 2022 - 9:25pm

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The campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Bold PAC, released ads Wednesday attacking Republicans over the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The ads, one in Spanish and the other in English, accused Republican leaders of being "silent" and turning "their backs on our country" following the Jan. 6 riot. 

BOLD PAC Chairman Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Az.) said in a press release: "Republicans in Congress helped spread the 'Big Lie' and have consistently denied the full scale of violence at the Capitol, comparing the mob’s breaching of the building to a 'normal tourist visit.' One year later, they are still hiding the truth about the insurrection, turning their backs on our democracy, and standing with extremists and insurrectionists."

While President Joe Biden won Hispanic voters overall, former President Donald Trump gained significantly in that group in 2020.  

The Intelligencer published an article last month titled, "Why Democrats Are Losing Ground With Hispanic Voters." CNN, The Hill and The New York Times published similar articles raising the alarm. While Democrats push more radical ideas, many Hispanic Democrats are ideologically conservative and strongly against socialism.

Highlighting the events of Jan. 6 may work in Democrat's favor during the midterm elections. 

“The best way to fight the Republican disinformation campaign is to uncover the truth about what they knew and how they were involved and to hold them accountable for their actions," Gallego said.