GOP Rep Says Biden’s Failures Pushing Hispanics Rightward

Rep. Guy Reschentaler (R-PA) said in an interview Friday that the failures of President Joe Biden’s administration are pushing an increasing number of Hispanic voters to the Republican Party.

Reschentaler pointed to two areas in particular — “chaos at the southern border” and support for “abortion on demand” — that he believed were prompting Hispanics and other minority voters to rethink their affiliation with the Democratic Party.

“Already you are seeing Hispanic voters identify with Republicans by over 50%,” Reschenthaler said in an interview Friday. “That is something that would have been unheard of 10 or 12 years ago.”

The GOP representative also predicted that this rightward shift among Hispanic voters would “haunt the Democrats in the 2022 election and the 2024 election.”

Hispanics are one of the fastest growing demographic segments in the United States, and most experts agree that the group will play an increasingly important role in future elections. Although Republicans began seeing gains among Hispanics in the years before the 2020 presidential election, the trend has only intensified since Biden has taken office.

Along with issues of abortion and immigration, some reports indicate that the record inflation seen under the Biden administration may also be to blame for Democrats’ growing unpopularity with Hispanics. According to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Black and Hispanic Americans are the two groups most affected by soaring consumer prices.

Reschentaler echoed this concern about inflation, saying that voters “don’t care” about Biden’s excuses for the country’s sky-high inflation and gas prices.

“At the end of the day, voters don’t care what groceries cost in France,” he said. “They care what it costs right here in the United States.”

In his interview, Reschentaler also argued that if these trends were to continue, the Democratic Party would not have a viable future.

“We hear people say, ad nauseam, that demographics is destiny. I can tell you that if Republicans get the majority of the Hispanic vote, the Democrats will not be a national party,” the representative said. “It will be a party that will be relegated to the coasts and Chicago.”