State Senate candidate Julia Salazar, a self-professed Democratic Socialist, was flying high after superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win, but much like the woman she tries to emulate, Salazar appears to have exaggerated some of her own past in order to make her brand more appealing to the President Donald Trump-hating left.
Salazar hopes to defeat Sen. Martin Dilan this coming week in the Democratic primary, but according to The New York Post, her entire campaign is based on nothing but flat-out lies.
Claiming she was a Colombian-born “proud immigrant,” and adding that her family was struggling financially while she was a child, Salazar even claimed she was Jewish. The reality is that she was born in the United States, her mother is American, and her father a naturalized Colombian-born American. They are also not even close to Jewish.
The Salazar family appears to have never struggled financially, and according to her own brother, they briefly visited Colombia as children, but were never raised there. Still, if you take the candidate’s word for it, she was raised in her father’s homeland in her early years.
When campaigning, Salazar was bold enough to even claim her “mom ended up raising my brother and me as a single mom, without a college degree and from a working-class background.” Unfortunately for the politician-wannabe, her own brother quickly set the record straight:
“We were very much middle class. We had a house in Jupiter along the river, it was in a beautiful neighborhood.”
Her mother also said she may have gotten her degree a bit later than usual, but she never struggled financially.
From Conservative Catholic To Socialist Jew
After claiming Jewish ancestry, her mother didn’t wait long to correct her own daughter’s incredible lies in the press, saying Salazar was, indeed, nothing of the sort, but a baptized Catholic.
Interestingly enough, Salazar was also an anti-abortion Republican before she went full communist, much like her fellow proud Latina Democrat, Ocasio-Cortez.
According to her opponent’s campaign spokesman, Bob Liff, Salazar changed her tune quite recently.
“Julia Salazar was a Florida Republican until she parachuted into Bushwick last year to run,” he said. “…Voters don’t judge candidates on whether they are immigrants — or even any of the other misrepresentations and outright lies she has claimed as part of her background — but they do care about the truth.”
When pressed about her political change, she said her views “evolved.”
“I was raised in a conservative family, but, like many people, I came to change my mind as I learned more about the world.”
But can her potential voters believe her now that even her own family has come out against her claims regarding her background and even religion? Time will tell.