I'm definitely celebrating the Democrats knocking out pro-drug war and defense contractor owned Congressman Silvestre Reyes in the Texas primary yesterday.
Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) is locked in one of the most watched primary elections tonight. He faces Beto O’Rourke, a businessman and former member of the El Paso City Council. Observers have noted that the election has become a referendum on Reyes’ close ties to the defense contracting industry. Reyes is a proud Drug War proponent — last year, he suggested that the American military should send weaponized drones into Mexico for targeted assassinations. And as Reyes has called for militarizing homeland security issues, several of his family members have gained jobs at defense companies linked to the congressman. In contrast, O’Rourke has argued for relaxing some of America’s more draconian drug laws, including our backwards and unpopular policies towards marijuana.
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