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Bienvenido founder Abraham Enriquez slams Nicaraguan-born analyst Ana Navarro during a CNN debate on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“Conservatives debate GOP govs shipping migrants to blue states,” read the CNN banner, as Navarro and Enriquez debated on air.
— Bienvenido (@bienvenido_us) September 22, 2022
Navarro, a network analyst and a regular on The View and on political programs on Telemundo —and who calls herself a “Republican” although her views tend to align with the Democratic establishment— began to sharply criticize Governor DeSantis amid the decision to send illegal migrants to the exclusive Martha’s Vineyard Island in Massachusetts.
“I don’t know how you, as a Mexican-American, I don’t know how you can say with a straight face that what the governor was simply offering was transportation,” Navarro blasted Enriquez during her lengthy interjection. “You know damn well that it was much more than that, yes, he’s trying to bring attention to the crisis on the border, and he’s trying to do it through a political stunt… let’s call it what it is, it is a political stunt, and please don’t use your Hispanic last name to come on here and try to justify this.”
Enriquez’s response was not long in coming, leaving the CNN panelist exposed in her own home.
“I actually spend a lot of time in our southern border, and I invite you to come down and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month. You’ll probably see all of the Hispanic heritage celebrated there, and that’s why I’m saying that what we’re seeing in our southern border is lack of attention,” Enriquez commented before accusing Ana Navarro of being a phony Republican and complicit in the border crisis that is hitting the Hispanic community hard.
“Our Border Patrol agents are overworked; there are no federal resources that are even trickling down to our border. So, in order for us to say that flying migrants – who were homeless, Ana, who had no food, who had no shelter – to a sanctuary city, in a sanctuary state that has more than enough resources is bad, to me, that is complicit to what’s going on,” Enriquez continued.
“You can be a Republican by conviction, or you can be a Republican by convenience, and I chose to act on conviction.”
Next, CNN analyst Navarro let out a mocking laugh trying to disapprove of the argument brandished by Abraham Enríquez, who has been praised on social media.
¡¡¡Increíble!!! @AbeEnriquez acaba de destrozar a la odiosa Ana Navarro en directo en CNN.
La llamó "una republicana de conveniencia" a su cara.
No te lo pierdas. pic.twitter.com/TiU94XoKzp
— Agustín Laje (@AgustinLaje) September 22, 2022
Bienvenido is a nonprofit organization that, according to its website, that believes in “showcasing the power behind the Hispanic community.”
“As the Hispanic population grows in the United States, we strive to highlight Hispanic advancements in the areas of faith, education, civic engagement, and cultural prosperity,” reads the group’s webpage.
What’s wrong with Ana Navarro?
During the debate with Bienvenido’s founder, Ana Navarro changed the name of Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro to “Ricardo” Maduro in an apparent slip of the tongue on air. The slip generated much criticism on social media.
Perhaps Ana Navarro confused the dictator Maduro with the former president of Honduras, Ricardo Maduro, president of the Central American country from 2002 to 2006.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 22, 2022
Maduro has been the Chavista dictator in Venezuela for almost a decade, following his rise to power in 2013, after winning a controversial election in which the opposition accused of fraud, and there were notorious irregularities in the process that provoked large civil protests later repressed by the forces of law and order.
Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.
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