You’d think in a D+25 district no one would care who the Republican in the race is. Media Matters cares, leftist media outlets care. Norma Torres has some skeletons in her closet that need to be looked at as motives for why she is sweating an otherwise easy re-election. Other than the limp-wristed revenge motive of Scott Winn (a tier 2 Republican Consultant in California) and Kevin McCarthy’s weakness and proclivity to throw people under the bus, the attack on Mike Cargile was carried by the far left.
Why? Is it because Norma Torres is really a communist?
Norma Torres has a voting record that any member of the squad would envy. And, she supports de-funding the police and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her opponent Mike Cargile is a chizzled Military Veteran. It is an incredible contrast, one that must have Torres-Barillas buddies in Soros-land freaking out.
Torres was born Norma Judith Barillas in Guatemala in 1965. During the civil war, when she was five, she and her uncle came to the United States (1970); her mother died a year later. Although she had originally arrived on a tourist visa, she became a legal resident in her teens and gained citizenship in 1992 at the age of 17.
At the international level, she has been an activist for opposing the US backed governments in the Northern Triangle (Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua), as well as supporting “compassion for refugees from gang violence” without mentioning the violent gangs like MS 13 from her home country.
Barillas is a common name in Guatemala, almost like Smith or Jones in the US. Torres is also a common Hispanic name. At this time, no birth records have been discovered. Someone needs to review Norma Torres-Barillas Naturalization Application and disclosure statements required by elected officials.
Was Norma Torres an illegal alien that expired a visa? Do we know what her real name is? Does she have a birth certificate? Norma Torres-Barillas is from Barillas, a jumping off point for MS-13 all around the world. Torres has been in office for years yet never talks about the scourge of drug cartels in her homeland. Worse, it appears she is a communist sympathizer.
Torres avoids any questions of her family’s involvement in the civil war by invoking her childhood, “My story is not much different from the story of the children separated from their parents sitting in cold holding cells at the border,” she recently shared with the Washington Post. “During the Guatemalan civil war, my parents were forced to send me to the United States to live with my uncle. My childhood was stolen from me by the corrupt government officials and criminals running the country then.” Torres arrived in the United States as a 5-year-old who, like illegal migrants today, was growing up amid widespread gang violence. Guatemala was in the midst of a civil war then, and Torres’ parents who lived in the communist dominated region were worried about her safety. They sent her to live with an aunt and uncle in Whittier.
During the Guatemalan Civil War, much larger numbers of Guatemalan immigrants came to the US to flee the political and economic oppression of the socialist governments and the vicious communist guerrillas which eventually became the drug gangs like MS 13. From the beginning of the civil war to its end in 1996, the population of Guatemalans in America grew from 6,000 to approximately 350,000 with the majority located in California.
I find it amazing that Norma Torres-Barillas is a communist sympathizer as her home area was overrun with communists and controlled by communists (who massacred and raped people like the good communists they are). Those communists turned in to the founders of MS-13. Torres is remiss to say a thing about the impact of MS-13 and other gangs while opposing efforts to secure America from them.
As I am looking in to the Norma Torres experience, it makes sense why George Soros and crew are concerned about protecting her. It also makes Scott Winn look like a slimebag and Kevin McCarthy look like a fool for participating in the lynching of Mike Cargile by the CAGOP leadership – look at who they aided and abetted.
Oh, it gets better. To be continued…