Mexico’s position in relation to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused great controversy in the international political sphere, in this regard, Texan deputy Vicente González presented a proposal to the United States Congress request the cancellation of the entry visa to the country for at least 25 Mexican citizensamong which the name of the deputy of the Labor Party (PT), Gerardo Fernández Noroña, dazzled.
According to the Democratic lawmaker, the proposal was sent in a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. This action comes after at the end of February, before the outbreak of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Mexican lawmakers installed the Mexico-Russia Friendship Group, which is why Vicente González accused those responsible of complicity in avoiding the free world and of choosing to side with tyranny.
Given the possibility that Fernández Noroña will have his entry permit to the United States revoked, Internet users on social networks were quick to take the news with humor and, in this way, they let their creativity run free to share funny memes about the situation facing the Labor Party (PT) MP.
“The temporary election of this committee has sent a clear message to the United States and to the free world,” warned Vicente González. He also indicated that despite the fact that President López Obrador himself “continues with a neutral public position in the face of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine”, “actions taken by members of his own Morena party and others suggest otherwiseand concluded by deeming it regrettable that the United States’ own neighbor had not already joined international democracies in condemning Russia and imposing sanctions on it.
Additionally, Vicente González, a Texas congressman, called on the two U.S. officials to measures are taken against Mexicans, so that none of those who support Russia “have the privilege of entering our country”.
In this regard, the Labor Party (PT) MP used his social media to forcefully respond to the US MP, who made mistakes in his visa withdrawal request to the Mexican authorities.
Faced with the threats, Noroña called him “subnormal” and dedicated the following words to him in his Twitter official: “Your clumsiness is only commensurate with your ignorance: immeasurable”.
Fernández Noroña highlighted that there are several deputies on the list who do not belong to the current legislature, and therefore, they are not part of the Mexico-Russia friendship group promoted, among others, by his parliamentary group.
They are the deputies of the last legislature Pedro Daniel Abasolo Sánchez, Alfredo Porras Domínguez, Miriam Citlally Pérez Mackintosh, María Roselia Jiménez Pérez (who appears as Rosalía), Eraclio Rodríguez Gómez, Óscar González Yáñez, Santiago González Soto, José Luis García Duque, Manuel Huerta and José Mario Osuna Medina.
Fernandez Norona You’ll miss your trips to Las Vegas if your visa is canceled, but you can go to Nicaragua, Cuba or Venezuela, enjoy these ‘paradises’”; “Hello everyone except the legislators of the Mexico-Russia friendship group because while war crimes have been committed in Ukraine, Noroña and other lawmakers continue to back Putin but yes, they asked the board of directors of the Chamber to intervene so that the United States does not withdraw their visas”; They hate America, but They cry because they take away their visas to visit him. #Noroña”, are some of the comments from users of the social network.
In addition to making fun of the situation of the Mexican politician, the users of Twitter used the hashtag #ChangoleonSinVisa to highlight the physical resemblance of Gerardo Fernández Noroña with Samuel González Quiroz, better known as Changoleon. Said character was a homeless man who rose to fame thanks to the Mexican TV show Incognitothat Facundo was driving.