Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX) was involved in an early morning bar fight in 2000 with Javier Garza, a municipal court judge, and Lonnie Flores, the then-mayor of Donna, Texas. Newly resurfaced newspaper reports and court documents from the early 2000s show Gonzalez allegedly made “demeaning statements” about the local police that allegedly started the brawl.
The incident resulted in charges against Flores, and litigation from Gonzalez against him. But the broader revelation here is that Gonzalez allegedly maligned police officers — the action Flores said led to the altercation — something which has once again become politically relevant given the national leftist Democrat push to defund police.
Gonzalez’s congressional office pushed back on initial questions about the incident when asked about it.
Breitbart News asked the congressman’s office if they would like to comment on the newly uncovered report. The Democrat congressman’s communications director, Jason Johnson, earlier this week told Breitbart News