Rep. Gonzalez: GOP Wants To ‘Undermine’ Obama

Rep. Charles Gonzalez, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said in his DNC convention speech Tuesday that the Romney campaign has been untruthful on Medicare.

“When it comes to Medicare, the truth is that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to break the fundamental guarantee of Medicare, turn it into a voucher program and shift costs to our seniors,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said the “truth” about some of Romney’s other proposals like immigration and the credit downgrade is ugly.

“When it comes to our country’s immigration policies, the truth is that Mitt Romney has embraced the racial profiling policies of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.” 

“The truth is that Republicans in Congress were prepared to throw into question the full faith and credit of the United States to forward their narrow political agenda. That’s because perhaps the biggest lie the Republicans have told us is that they want to work with President Obama. The truth is what they want to do is undermine the president at the cost of our American values, like justice, fairness and opportunity.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), who appeared on stage with Gonzalez, said that Obama had helped the Hispanic community. Velazquez quoted the Latino saying, “tell me with whom you walk, and I will tell you who you are,” saying that Obama has “walked” with many Americans including small business owners, seniors, young people and the Hispanic community. Velazquez received a standing ovation when she mentioned the DREAM Act.