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Texas Congressman Says A Mexican Song For Clinton Was “Foreign Influence”

According to a Midland representative, Vicente Fernández’s song for Clinton was on par with Russian hacks.

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U.S. Representative Mike Conway of Midland says that a corrido written for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was a political ploy on par with Russian hacking in influencing the election. The Republican lawmaker, a one-time business partner of former President George W. Bush, told the Dallas Morning News that Democrats used Mexican entertainers to subvert the election by firing up Hispanic voters in Nevada.

Harry Reid and the Democrats brought in Mexican soap opera stars, singers and entertainers who had immense influence in those communities into Las Vegas, to entertain, get out the vote and so forth,” Conaway told The Dallas Morning News this week. “Those are foreign actors, foreign people, influencing the vote in Nevada. You don’t hear the Democrats screaming and saying one word about that.”

Asked whether he considers that on par with Russian cyber-intrusions that aimed to damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Conaway said: “Sure it is, it’s foreign influence. If we’re worried about foreign influence, let’s have the whole story.”

It’s not exactly hidden cameras in hotel rooms or hacked email accounts, but Conway is apparently pretty ticked that Mexican singer Vicente Fernández’s song supporting Clinton. Fernández, who came out of retirement to pen the corrido, joined a post-debate “fiesta” after the third presidential debate. American-born Mexican actress Angélica María and California band Los Tigres del Norte were also in attendance.

Conway went on to credit the performers with playing a major role in Clinton carrying Nevada over President-elect Donald Trump, who is currently facing a firestorm of criticism over whether the Russians tried to influence the U.S. election in his favor.

“It worked really well in Nevada, as you see,” Conaway said, pointing out that Democrats performed strongly in the state on Election Day. “Those folks are monster in the Hispanic community. They hold great sway.”

 

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  • Dicky Neely

    Quite a stretch there Rep. Conway! Talk about a false equivalency, a gross distortion of reality.
    I recall seeing G.W. Bush speak once here in Corpus Christi and he was joined by a Tejano star who sang corridas in Spanish and Bush demonstrated his reputation for speaking fluent Spanish was totally undeserved.
    The Russians must have put some sort of polonium in the water here that turns right wingers even more red!

  • José

    Let’s also remember that Trump’s campaign sent letters to foreign nationals, asking for donations. That’s flat out illegal. The matter was quickly dropped for two reasons. First, the solicitations really didn’t matter since pretty much everyone in the world despises Trump except for his few friends in the Kremlin. Second, Trump offered up an entirely plausible excuse, that he and his team just screwed up unintentionally because of a lack of competence.

  • BCinBCS

    Texas sure has some bright bulbs!

    Using Conway’s logic, Britain was influencing our election since most of the songs that Comrade Trump played at his rallies and at the Republican convention were by British bands, including his main entrance song You Can’t Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones. It’s also interesting to note that Herr MAGA (Make America Great Again) used about a dozen British songs in his campaign but only a couple of American songs.

    The Clinton corrido has a catchy tune but since I don’t speak Spanish, I have no idea what he is saying. Is anyone willing to to do a translation?

  • Rick Burns

    It’s Conaway Dude!! Conaway, Conaway, Conaway >>> what kind of BS is this TM?

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  • Texas Take

    I’m shocked, Midland elected a blithering idiot.

  • keystonelonestar

    Conaway is probably a KGB implant.

  • Pippi Paloma

    So what explains Obama’s Nevada win? I must have missed the Kenyan-Muslim marching band 😉