A Hispanic Republican, Javier Villalobos, was elected mayor on Saturday, June 5, in the heart of one of the communities from the Texas Border Crisis. Villalobos defeated Veronica Whitacre in the runoff for McAllen mayor.
Texas Democrat Congressional Representatives Vicente Gonzalez and Rep. Henry Cuellar, representing the border counties, have previously expressed concerns about the Biden Administration's immigration policies that have created the crisis in drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Villalobos’ election could signal that the traditionally Democrat border communities are in danger of turning Republican.
Villalobos won with 51 percent of the total vote in McAllen, a major city in the Texas Rio Grande Valley with about 140,000 and 85% Hispanic. The Republican victory is also significant because Biden won Hidalgo County, where McAllen is located, by 17 points in 2020.
The combination of an “America First” grassroots organization and message, coupled with the Border Crisis, has created a political crisis for the Democrats in South Texas. The Marxist, socialist, racist, and anti-religious narrative by Democrats is not playing well among the religious, family-oriented Hispanics in south Texas, many of whom served in law enforcement or served in the military.
While Republicans and conservatives in McAllen celebrate, Marxist/racists and the socialist poverty industry continue to dominate San Antonio. With a population of over 1.3 million and 65% Hispanic, San Antonio has elected the most liberal/leftist city council in its history. Sadly, San Antonio/Bexar County Republicans and conservatives cannot challenge the liberals and leftists in city hall or the county courthouse.
All Americans and Texans need to remember that the defense of freedom and liberty starts at city hall, not in D.C.