Texas Dem Congressman Paid Blogger Behind Racial Posts Calling Latina Rival ‘Miss Frijoles’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., administers the House oath of office to Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas., during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, during the opening session of the 116th Congress. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

A Democrat congressman from Texas is linked to a local blogger who published racially charged content calling the opposing Republican Latina Congresswoman “Miss Frijoles.”

The campaign of Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D) paid $1,200 to Brownsville blogger Jerry McHale for advertising, NBC noted after reviewing recent Federal Election Commission finance reports. The national outlet claimed the McHale Report has not run any ads for Gonzalez, who is facing off in November against Congresswoman Mayra Flores in a newly drawn district.

In multiple posts, McHale referred to Flores as “Miss Frijoles” and “Miss Menudo.” Frijoles is Spanish for beans but can also carry a derogatory term for Hispanics by calling them “frijoleros” (beaners or bean-eaters). McHale is known in Brownsville for his blog and previously a pamphlet known as El Rocinante, where he mocks politicians with vulgar and sexual nicknames.

Flores highlighted the posts on social media.

Flores made national headlines this summer when she became the first Mexican-born Latina to win a congressional seat, flipping a traditional Democrat stronghold. Flores ran for Filemon Vela’s unfinished term.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Flores spoke about the pride she takes in her roots and the xenophobic attacks Democrats have launched against her. Some even call for her to be deported.

Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Brandon Darby and senior Breitbart management. You can follow him on Twitter and on Facebook. He can be contacted at Iortiz@breitbart.com

Brandon Darby is the managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded Breitbart Texas’ Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and senior Breitbart management. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at bdarby@breitbart.com.     

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