Candi CdeBaca, a Bernie Sanders supporter, and Denver Democrat City Councilwoman is receiving major backlash from a tweet she retweeted from her account showing support with a clearly unhinged Twitter user who said if she gets the coronavirus, she would attend every MAGA rally.
Democrat City Councilwoman Cdebaca responded by retweeting her tweet and adding an enthusiastic, “#Solidarity Yaaaas!!”.
CdeBaca made headlines back in July 2019, after protesters at an ICE facility in Aurora, CO, ripped an American flag off a flagpole, dragged it on the ground, and replaced with a Mexican flag, CdeBaca defended them, saying:
“This is what democracy looks like,” CdeBaca said of the protests. “I’m not disappointed. I’m proud of all of them who were there to send a message and stand in solidarity with those who have been detained and put in cages.”
The Colorado Republican Party has called on CdeBaca to resign.
“Councilwoman CdeBaca praising a social media post calling for Trump supporters to be infected with the coronavirus is simply disgusting,” said Colorado GOP Executive Director Lx Fangonilo.
“There can be no room in our politics for wishing harm on Americans who have different political beliefs. Democrats in Colorado and across the country need to condemn this evil statement,” Fangonilo said in a press release.
CdeBaca’s chief of staff, Lisa Calderon, responded by suggesting the councilwoman is standing by her retweet and spreading a debunked lie that the Trump admin called the Coronavirus a hoax.
“Councilwoman CdeBaca made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration’s downplaying of the Coronavirus outbreak as a ‘hoax’ no more dangerous than the common flu.” “
“Rather than conservative outlets making a four-day-old Tweet their focus on Super Tuesday, they should focus their energy on demanding a competent Federal response to this public health crisis instead,” Calderon said.
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