Can Councilman David Benavides survive the Hatergate scandal?

Councilman David Benavides has been desperately trying to quell the firestorm that erupted when we broke the story that he honored a group of Minutemen and extremist Republicans who were recruited by Mexican-hater Lupe Moreno to take over this year’s Santa Ana Independence Day event.

Benavides has tried to argue that he didn’t know the Minutemen were involved but a new video has surfaced that clearly shows him bowing to Moreno and talking to her at the event.  He certainly did know what was going on.

Many people in the community are wondering why Benavides would get involved with racists who hate his constituents.  Now they will have a chance to ask him personally why he did this.

Benavides will be available the first Saturday of next month, August 7, for his “Community Office Hours,” from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Southwest Senior Center, located at 2201 W. McFadden Avenue.  The Senior Center is accessible by OCTA routes 66 and 145.  You may call the City Council office at (714) 647-5200 for more information.

For the record, Benavides has been involved with Republicans and Usual Suspects since he first ran for office.  Click here to see his past endorsements, which include:

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