In the last two weeks, one Colorado state Representative, two former representatives and one perennial candidate have all shared fake news posts to their Facebook pages.
The embrace of GOP State House candidate Raymond Garcia reveals the rot within Colorado GOP leadership
According to two-time State House candidate Raymond Garcia, who once admitted everything he posts on Facebook is “pretty much a joke”, he “doesn’t follow along with unsubstantiated stories”.
Colorado GOP chair defends pardon of racist sheriff Joe Arpaio after calling accusations of racism in the GOP absurd
Colorado Republican Chairman Jeff Hays made some news last month in the wake of the Charlottesville Nazi attacks by offering up the following quote:
Raymond Garcia, the GOP candidate who lost races in 2014 and 2016 for the District 1 seat in Colorado’s House of Representatives, is a person who will believe literally anything he reads on the internet and happily pass it on without vetting. In this case, he posts an old “news” story from 2016 claiming a Wikileaks release proves Hillary Clinton killed James Foster as if it is brand new.
Buzzfeed: You thought Trump was bad? Check out these 10 Facebook posts from a Colorado political candidate
Facebook frequently acts as a soapbox for those who spew bigotry. We all know that guy. In this case, that guy is Raymond Garcia, a Republican who’s running for Colorado State House District 1 (and a Fever Swamp regular). Here are some of the times he posted something so racist, sexist, homophobic, or just plain crude that we almost forgot he’s an actual candidate for office.
I pick on Raymond Garcia (R – Colorado) a lot because he comes across as more of an internet troll than an actual GOP candidate for the Colorado State Legislature.