Fredy Burgos attends President Trump’s Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House in October. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)
With Republicans in Virginia still reeling over a wave of Democratic victories in the fall, Burgos faced a backlash last month from party leaders when he posted a Facebook comment saying that only Christians are fit to run for office.
The comment was viewed as anti-Semitic because Burgos had been campaigning for Tim Hannigan in his successful bid over Mike Ginsberg, who is Jewish, to become the party’s committee chair in Fairfax County.
Burgos, who campaigned for Hannigan under a “Make Fairfax Great Again” motto, claimed his comments were taken out of context. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Among those calling for his ouster was Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), who faces what could be a tough reelection fight in her increasingly moderate district in November.
On – 26 Mar, 2018 By Antonio Olivo