In a letter released today by the leadership of just about every Democratic Party auxiliary club in El Paso County, Representatives Marquez and Gonzalez were condemned by the leadership of the organizations.
The leadership stopped short of asking for their resignation but did call for the censure by the appropriate local, state, and national Democratic Party levels.
This is the first public action rebuking Representatives Marquez and Gonzalez for their endorsement of a Republican candidate.
In order for this to really be an impact on Representatives Marquez and Gonzalez there are a couple of people that also need to make a public declaration of their opposition of the endorsement of a Republican by the two legislators.
Senator Jose Rodriguez and Congressman-elect O'Rourke.
Rodriguez because he's not only the head of the delegation but because he is a member of the Democratic National Committee. He is therefore uniquely obligated to stand up for the Party.
O'Rourke because he's the big man on campus now for the El Paso County Democratic Party and he's one of the main forces behind the UNITY effort. He has a unique responsibility to rebuke Reps Marquez and Gonzalez because their actions directly undercut his efforts and he has to show that despite the fact that the two were supportive of his candidacy he is able to lay criticism where it is due.
I'd expect more letters to follow from the Chairman of the El Paso Democratic Party and likely from each of the State Democratic Executive Committee Members from El Paso.
Draft-Democratic Letter of Clubs