Gabriela Saucedo Mercer gives the real story behind ‘We Don’t Want Middle Easterners’
TUCSON, AZ – On Monday, a group called People For Grijalva released a poorly edited one-minute fifty-second video entitled ‘The Real Gabriela Mercer – We Don’t Want Any Middle Easterners’. In it, snippets of video interviews with Gabriela Saucedo Mercer were used to try to weave a deceptive anti-Middle Eastern message with particular attention placed on a mere fragment of footage used selectively to construct a false narrative.
The truth of the matter is Mercer was referring to OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) who come from various parts of the world crossing the southern border – legally and illegally – to exact harm upon The United States. Interestingly, People For Grijalva do not appear to be equally concerned about Mercer’s reference to Chinese citizens who cross our southern border. Perhaps it does not quite satisfy the narrative they have in mind.
Below is a link to the full fourteen minute video to put the entire discussion into perspective:
It is fascinating in a time of economic uncertainty, rising food and gas costs, and job losses that the focus of Mercer’s opponents appears to be more about creating an enemy where none is warranted than working on solutions for the ailing district. Then again, that is why Gabriela Saucedo Mercer is running: she’s the candidate who will actually work on behalf of Southern Arizona’s working families!