The Democratic Party is filled with corrupt politicians. One of the most corrupt Democrats is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the congresswoman leading the “resistance” movement against President Donald Trump.
Thankfully, Omar Navarro (R-CA), a conservative Latino politician, is planning on challenging her for her seat in 2018. During a recent interview, he went into detail about why he’s running.
Specifically, while speaking with Breitbart News, Navarro claimed that he’s tired of seeing liberal politicians like Waters destroy the very districts they were elected to help. “Enough is enough…We have to do something about it and I’m not going to let our country fall apart,” he explained.
“I want to run. I want to make a difference in my community. I want to impact my community,” he continued, noting, “I’m tired of all of these politicians not doing anything for us. They’re not changing anything. I want to be that person.”
Although Navarro is currently campaigning on several issues, his main focus is on solving homelessness and providing veterans better care and treatment. “What are we doing for our homeless veterans?” asked Navarro, referring to the thousands of homeless veterans across the country. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, approximately 39,471 veterans are currently homeless. “I don’t like seeing people that protected our freedoms ending up in the streets,” stated Navarro.
He’s also focused on favoring legal immigration over illegal immigration. “I’m a big supporter of people coming here through the right process,” mentioned Navarro, noting, “my mom came from the northern part of Mexico and my father came from Havana, Cuba. But they both did it right. They didn’t break any laws. They respected the law.”
In addition to solving homelessness, providing better care for veterans, and favoring legal immigration over illegal immigration, he’s also campaigning on business growth, job creation, and protecting the Second Amendment.
This is not the first time Navarro has challenged Waters for her seat. He ran against her back in 2016 as well. During the campaign, however, he only managed to raise $3,000, which was nothing compared to the $650,000 raised by Waters. Because of this, he lost the election.
Although he was ultimately defeated, the loss inspired him to keep trying. “I still got 25 percent of the vote, which was quite humbling to even receive that type of vote with the amount of money I spent,” he reasoned. “I learned a lot from that election,” he continued, adding, “it was an honor for me to be on the ballot with [Donald] Trump too.”
Shortly after losing, he began going out to rallies and city council protests. He also started live-streaming videos on Periscope. “I started getting a good reception from people who were interacting with me. And then I decided, I’m going to do this. I’m going to run again. I had a good feeling. I just felt it,” explained Navarro.
When asked about his opponent’s recent antics, such as her call to have Trump impeached, Navarro told reporters that it’s simply a “diversion” designed to distract people from the real issues. Specifically, he said, “It’s all a diversion. It’s a way for them divert themselves away from the real issues in our country.”
To clarify, he added, “the 43rd Congressional District is no different than the rest of the country. We have a lot of poverty here. We have a lot of homeless people. We have a lot of crime. It’s infested with crime. You have businesses that are also leaving because they don’t want to be in an area that’s infested with crime and homeless people all over the place. They don’t want to be in a community that’s falling apart.” Navarro promised that if he’s elected, all of these issues will be tackled head on.
Conservatives should consider coming together to support Navarro. With Waters out of office, conservatives will be able to focus on the issues that really matter.