A Democratic congressional candidate supported by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., denounced the U.S. as “AmeriKKKa" and called for the deconstruction of the police and economy. Gabe Vasquez, one of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) “coveted Red to Blue program” candidates, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday night for New Mexico’s second congressional seat setting him up to meet incumbent Rep. Yvette Harrell, a Republican, in November. [tweet_embed] June 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] “Our victory tonight sends the message that New Mexicans want an authentic representative who puts them first, instead of one who is only interested in playing partisan games,” Vasquez announced in a statement on Twitter. Nevertheless, Vasquez holds baggage that may not sit well with the constituency of the currently-red toss-up seat. He has called to “deconstruct and rebuild” law enforcement and the economy, as well as attacked the United States as a racist country. “More pain and suffering for brown families in Amerikkka,” Vasquez tweeted in August 2019. “My heart hurts for these children.” “Black lives matter. Until we deconstruct and rebuild the systems of oppression that keep black people in perpetual harm, justice will not be served,” the Democrat congressional nominee tweeted in June 2020. “That includes law enforcement, the economy, and the disgusting wealth inequality that keeps White, rich men in power.” [tweet_embed] June 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] Vasquez called for a “fundamental power shift” in the government starting on racial lines and made the allegation that as “long as White folks (mostly men!) dominate this nation’s wealth [and] preside over our nation’s governing bodies [and] judicial systems, the racism, killing [and] injustice will continue.” Both Pelosi’s leadership political action committee (PAC), PAC to the Future, and her campaign have donated thousands of dollars to Vasquez. Furthermore, the House Majority PAC, aligned with Pelosi, has contributed to the New Mexico Democrat. In total, the two PACs and Pelosi’s campaign have donated a combined $24,000 to Vasquez, according to Federal Elections Commissions (FEC) filings. In July 2019, the Pelosi-supported candidate called the Thin Blue Line — a police-backing nonprofit — “propaganda" with “racism at its core value” and called the Republican Party “racist at its core.” Additionally, Vasquez expressed his openness to defunding the police and substituting law enforcement with psychologists. [tweet_embed] June 10, 2022[/tweet_embed] Vasquez has argued that “traditional public education has always told a selective history dominated by the White male, colonialist narrative and has omitted the history of all peoples” and backs the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He retweeted a tweet arguing that “ICE is committing genocide” and wrote in November 2020 that the agency had to be disbanded.