When asked if he would compare the performance by a Mexican singer to Russian cyber attacks, Conaway replied, "Sure it is, it’s foreign influence. If we’re worried about foreign influence, let’s have the whole story."
Conaway was likely referencing Vicente Fernández, a Mexican singer who recorded a song supporting Clinton in September and appeared at an October campaign event in Las Vegas with Clinton and Democratic Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, who won her race, as the Dallas Morning News noted. American band Los Tigres del Norte and American singer Angélica María also appeared at the event.
Cortez Masto, now a senator, criticized Conaway in a Thursday night tweet.
This is a pathetic and offensive attempt to try to diminish the consensus that Russia meddled in the 2016 election to boost Donald Trump. https://t.co/XEVmmLatBD
— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) January 13, 2017