Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York accused business magnate Elon Musk of backing "white supremacy and authoritarianism" — the congressman made the comment in response to Musk's announcement that he had voted for Republican congressional candidate Mayra Flores.
Flores, who was born in Mexico and legally arrived in the U.S. at the age of six, won the special election on Tuesday in Texas's 34th Congressional District — the seat had been vacated by Democrat Filemon Vela Jr., who resigned earlier this year.
"I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican. Massive red wave in 2022," Musk tweeted Wednesday.
"Elon Musk is not a leader. He’s just another Republican billionaire who supports white supremacy and authoritarianism because he doesn't want his workers to unionize or to pay his fair share in taxes. The GOP just tried to end democracy and now he’s supporting them," Bowman tweeted in response to Musk's post.
Bowman's attack against Musk raised eyebrows.
"When you think an African American immigrant voting for a Mexican-American woman is 'white supremacy,' it might be an indication your brain is broken," GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas remarked.
"Leftism is a mental disorder: Example 718C," tweeted BlazeTV's Dave Rubin of "The Rubin Report."
"Coming soon: Mayra Flores: The Latinx Face Of White Supremacy," Saagar Enjeti tweeted.
"Electing a Latina born in Mexico equaling white supremacist authoritarianism is a galaxy brain take that'll lead to a mammoth red tsunami. The far-left possesses some frightening levels of hatred for the American people," Newsbusters managing editor Curtis Houck tweeted.
DeSantis has not announced a presidential bid and is currently seeking another term in office during the Sunshine State's 2022 gubernatorial contest. The governor said on Wednesday that he is "focused on 2022," adding, "I welcome support from African Americans."
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