GOP Candidate Calls out Arizona Democrat Congressman Over 'Sexist and Racist' Remarks About Her

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Tanya Contreras Wheeless, a Republican candidate running in Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District in Congress, is calling out a House Democrat over “sexist and racist” remarks she says he made about her.


Wheeless called out Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego after Gallego targeted her for using her married name. Fox News reports that Wheeless responded to Gallego on Twitter:

“Hey [Ruben Gallego]!” Wheeless wrote on Twitter. “Many women change their last name when they get married, but that doesn’t change who they are or where they came from … I am proud of my heritage and who I am – today and every day.”

Wheeless described the comments by Gallego “disappointing, but not surprising.” Democrats have had a long history of racist remarks, but they always seem to blame the Republicans for ‘racist and sexist’ remarks.

Wheeless continued:

“Attacking me for using my married name is sexist and racist. …

I will use my name when and how I want. I am proud to be part Mexican, part Canadian and 100% American, and I’ll never stop fighting for the American dream.”

Now, both the Democrat and Republican parties have had their moments of racist and sexist remarks. However, the way the Democrats make it sound is that they are all anti-racist and anti-sexist, and only Republicans can be those two things.

Just to name a few recent incidents: one in 2020, when then-candidate Joe Biden told Charlemagne Tha God, “Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”


In 2021, during the Gavin Newsom recall effort in California, an LA Times contributor and California State University Los Angeles professor called candidate Larry Elder “a Black face on white supremacy.”

Most recently, when First Lady Jill Biden was in San Antonio, Texas, at a “Latinx IncluXion” luncheon, she was speaking to the crowd about diversity when she said, “As unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio…” She also mispronounced bodegas, calling it “bogidas.” This is the result of constant pandering by the left.

It seems like the tables have turned for the first time in a long time, and Republicans need to continue to call out Democrats over racist and sexist remarks more than ever before.


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