(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Congresswoman-elect Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., recently responded to comparisons to socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and discussed how the GOP should concentrate its attention on Hispanic voters.
“APL — possibly against AOC. That’ll be really fun,” Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk told the Washington Post last week, referring to Luna by her initials.
“I do think that my ideas are better than theirs, and I also think I am way more qualified than they are,” she said. “I think their message is one of hate and division, and mine is one of unity and common sense. I am their polar opposite.”
Luna emerged from the midterms after flipping a blue district in a position to be yet another bright spot for the GOP, as Latinos in Florida, and around the country, are abandoning the Democrat party. She also appears ready to take it to Squad members on their own ground.
“I think the things that they would typically revert back to, especially with identity politics, I don’t think that it works the same against me. So we’ll have to have real discussions,” she said.
“How are they gonna tell me that I’m anti-immigration or that I’m racist or that I haven’t served or that I don’t know what it’s like to experience all these things? I’ve literally grown up in the most abnormal circumstances. I am immune from it, I guess,” Luna said.
In Florida, a lot of Hispanics started to support GOP and Luna said that these votes are “incredibly important” to the party, as she noticed how Democrats switched their attention from black people to Hispanics.
“I think conservative media really needs to start talking to these people because the fact is the Left is now pivoting from the issue of the black vote, and they’re now focusing solely on the Hispanic vote,” she said.
Luna then explained that the reason why Hispanics started voting for Republicans is because of Democrat policies and attitudes.
“I mean, it’s just insulting,” she said.