On Saturday, local republicans held a rally in San Marcos to show support for President Donald Trump.
Martha Doss, a local republican and naturalized citizen, said she organized the event in less than two weeks in response to “nasty” comments made by a local city council member on twitter.
In a tweet on Oct. 13, Dr. Joca Marquez said, “Dear Latinos for Trump/MAGA, I blame our public-school system and the general lack of opportunity for your ignorance. You’ve internalized whiteness from a system that was meant to oppress you, assimilate you, rob you of your culture, language and identity. Por Favor (Please) wake up!”
*NOTE: The tweet can no longer be found on Marquez’s feed.
Doss said she hadn’t contacted the media prior to the event because she was afraid of “anti-fascists” showing up, but she just had enough of being silent.
Below is a video clip of Doss’s full speech at the rally addressing Dr. Marquez’s comments and speaking up about her fears in today’s political environment.