Video: Republican Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar Takes Credit for the Bills She Voted Against

By Floricua Staff

February 1, 2024

During an intense debate on CBS News’ Facing South Florida on Sunday, Republican Rep. María Elvira Salazar claimed to forget how she voted on key legislation. Asked by Jim DeFede, the show’s host, why she has taken credit for bringing money into South Florida with funding made possible by bills that she voted against in Washington, Salazar claimed that she had forgotten how she voted. At one time, the Miami-Dade County representative even called on her staff to refresh her memory. Salazar voted against the Biden Administration’s CHIPS and Science Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, but took credit for the funds these laws brought to the Sunshine State. Salazar’s actions ellicited a strong response from Lucia Báez-Geller, the Democratic candidate running to unseat Salazar in November. “Salazar is happy to pose for photos while voting with extremists in her party and against our community,” Báez-Geller said in a statement. “It is dishonorable and deceptive to try to hide your voting record in Congress. María Elvira Salazar is blatantly taking credit for bills she opposed. She wants all of the glory of being in Congress while doing none of the work.” 🖊️: @gcbalido 📸: N/A

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