Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez is in some hot water for altering a photo of GOP challenger Mayra Flores; in the photo, Flores is holding a firearm which Gonzalez doctored to make her look menacing.
From Fox News:
The ad, which was amplified on social media from Gonzalez’s campaign, targeted Flores for her vote against the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and featured an edited photo of Flores holding a firearm.
The photo used in the ad, which was originally shared to Flores’ Instagram account in January, appears to have been edited to give Flores’ eyebrows a more aggressive look.
“Republican Mayra Flores’ first vote in Congress was against the Bipartisan Safe Communities Act,” the ad’s narrator stated as the edited image of Flores flashed on the screen. “She voted against keeping our children safe in schools, against keeping weapons out of the hands of Mexican cartels, and against keeping guns out of the hands of criminals with a prior history of domestic violence.”
Watch the ad with the altered photo below: