PALM BEACH. – Hours before Joe Biden attended a Hispanic event in Kissimmee, Republicans held a press conference in the Central Florida town to tout Puerto Rican GOP candidates and issues they say will sway voters in the Nov. 3 election.
Helen Ferre Aguirre, executive director of the Republican Party of Florida, taunted Biden’s campaign stop in Central Florida on Tuesday.
“We’ve been here all along,” she said. “We don’t need an election to bring us here.”
Aguirre said the Trump campaign and GOP candidates will succeed by talking up public safety and key issues like school choice.
“They are worried and concerned about the violence in the streets,” Aguirre said of voters she’s spoken to along the I-4 corridor. She touted the Trump administration’s efforts to produce a COVID-19 vaccine and promised there would be an economic revival, if Trump is re-elected, that would lower the Hispanic jobless rate to under 3.4%.
And, she attacked Antifa, and linked the group to hemispheric socialism.
“We’re not going to see it in the United State of America,” Aguirre said.
Aguirre also criticized Jill Biden for, she said, a 2014 trip to Cuba and said she was waiting for the former vice president to call out the Cuba dictatorship.
“She’s had four years to speak up, and so has Joe Biden,” Aguirre said.