In extremely 2020 news, Councilwoman CdeBaca retweets tweet about coronavirus spreading at MAGA rallies

The self-described Democratic socialist councilwoman is getting hammered online.

City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca during a weekly council meeting, Jan. 6, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca during a weekly council meeting, Jan. 6, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca is getting hammered online after she endorsed a tweet from someone who indicated that if she was infected by the coronavirus, she’d attend every MAGA rally she could.

As of Tuesday at about 10 a.m., CdeBaca’s retweet, which included the hashtag #solidarity, “Yaaaas!!” and some laughing emojis, has been shared about 350 times and liked about 204 times.

The comments keep piling one, mostly, it seems, from conservative Twitter users calling for her resignation. Lisa Calderón, CdeBaca’s chief of staff, sent us this statement about the tweet:

“Councilwoman CdeBaca made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration’s downplaying of the Coronavirus outbreak as a ‘hoax’ no more dangerous than the common flu. Rather than conservative outlets making a four-day-old Tweet their focus on Super Tuesday, they should focus their energy on demanding a competent Federal response to this public health crisis instead.”
Mayor Michael Hancock has opted to stay out of the fray. Mike Strott, a spokesperson with the mayor’s office, said it wouldn’t be commenting on the tweet. “We’re focused on the work of ensuring public health and safety. The public health challenges of this virus are very real and our goal is to minimize the risks for everyone, politics doesn’t factor into this.”
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