Did Denver Democrat Candi CdeBaca just endorse using coronavirus as a bioweapon against supporters of the president?
Well… based on her government Twitter account, it appears as though she “cheers” on the idea.
CdeBaca, a Denver councilwoman, re-tweeted a post suggesting that coronavirus should be spread and used against Trump supporters.
In her re-tweet, CdeBaca wrote “#Solidarity Yaaaas!!”
She also included a few emojis suggesting that she would laugh at Trump supporters catching the virus. She also included the “ok” symbol, which some users understood as an endorsement.
See CdeBaca’s tone-deaf tweet below:
Candi CdeBaca, who happens to be a self-described Democratic socialist, attempted to defend her action by calling the tweet sarcasm.
Turns out Denver residents aren't finding it funny.
Colorado is notably a purple state, but voters are tired of Democrat aggression and radicalism.
The Denver Post has more on CdeBaca's tweet and calls for her resignation:
Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is facing push back from a Friday tweet that seemingly endorsed spreading the new coronavirus at conservative rallies.
She said the message was actually about calling attention to President Donald Trump’s unsatisfactory response to the spread of the virus, COVID-19, which has not yet hit Colorado.
The original tweet, which was not written by CdeBaca and was deleted Tuesday morning, was published late last week and said “For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I’m attending every MAGA rally I can.”
The acronym stands for “Make America Great Again” and is typically — if not exclusively — used at conservative rallies, in particular those in support of Trump.
“#solidarity Yaaaas!!” Cdebaca replied as she shared the California woman’s tweet. The councilwoman’s own tweet garnered 367 additional shares and 216 likes as of Tuesday morning. Many of the replies called for her resignation and said the authorities should be contacted. The Colorado Republican Party also echoed those calls for her resignation.
There is a growing #WalkAway movement happening nationwide.
The hashtag is used to describe voters who are walking away from the Democrat party.
Some users have used the hashtag in response to CdeBaca's tweet.
Will more voters #WalkAway in Colorado before November?
Calls for CdeBaca's resignation continue to grow.
If CdeBaca doesn't resign, some social media users are even calling for the local Denver government to remove her from the council.
The Colorado GOP has officially called for her resignation.
Political figures are supposed to represent all constituents regardless of party, ethnicity, income, religion, or anything else.
CdeBaca's tweet shows blatant disrespect for her position as well as those in her city.
Local 9 News has details on the Colorado GOP's response:
The Colorado Republican Party said CdeBaca should resign.
"Councilwoman CdeBaca praising a social media post calling for Trump supporters to be infected with the coronavirus is simply disgusting,” said Colorado GOP Executive Director Lx Fangonilo.
“There can be no room in our politics for wishing harm on Americans who have different political beliefs. Democrats in Colorado and across the country need to condemn this evil statement,” Fangonilo said in a press release.
CdeBaca’s chief of staff, Lisa Calderon, suggested that Republican outrage should instead be focused on the Trump administration’s response to the spread of coronavirus.
“Councilwoman CdeBaca made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration’s downplaying of the Coronavirus outbreak as a 'hoax' no more dangerous than the common flu,” Calderon said.
More calls to resign can be seen below: