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Whittier City council voted to “not censure” member Jessica Martinez, who attended Trump’s “Save America” Rally on Jan. 6, at a city council meeting held Jan. 12. The City council voted 3 2 to not censure Jessica Martinez despite local calls for her removal. For more information, please view the Quaker Campus article “Whittier Council Member Examined for Censure after Attending Capitol Rally.”

Jessica Martinez’s Twitter profile, @JessicaFor57th, documents her conservative views and includes hashtags #WethePeople #prolife #maga2020 #conservative #2ndamendment in her biography section.

The Quaker Campus has compiled the tweets available publicly on Jessica Martinez’s Twitter account that she told the Whittier City Council on Jan. 12 she “stands by.” Below are images of opinions she has publicly expressed through “tweets,” “quote tweets,” “replies,” and “likes.” The “likes” will appear without a caption mentioning Martinez at the top of the image. 

 

Martinez ‘retweeted’ this Tweet that undermined the severity of the attack on the Capitol.
Martinez ‘liked’ this tweet that disagreed that the individuals who stormed the Capitol were “insurrectionists” and “domestic terrorists” while also spreading unverified claims about Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists.

Likewise, Martinez often uses social media to compare the Black Lives Matter protests to the pro-Trump rioter’s insurrection attempt. She also has blamed Antifa for issues substantially accredited to Trump supporters. Despite this, there is ample evidence that police target Black Americans 2.5 times more than white Americans and substantial evidence against claims the 2020 election was fraudulent

Martinez tweets unsubstantiated claims on her public council member Twitter.
Tweet ‘retweeted’ by Martinez equating the attack on the Capitol to BLM protests at Whittier City Hall.

In January of 2020, Martinez faced criticism from locals for what people felt were racist tweets. One reappeared during the Tuesday night council meeting after public commenters that called her “racist” shared an image of the tweet with the city council email, which said that Somalia-born Rep. Ilhan Omar “can go back wherever she came from and REALLY be a victim.” In a possible reference to Martinez’s past controversy, Bouchot told her at this week’s council meeting that, “Frankly, I think you deserve censure before you even got on that plane. You getting to D.C. was the final nail in the coffin.”

Martinez responds to Jake Tapper in defense of Rep. Josh Hawley’s efforts.

Furthermore, Martinez has continued to post claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent despite a lack of evidence, which she argues was because courts had corrupt rules barring from allowing the “evidence” into consideration, a sentiment she spoke on thoroughly throughout Tuesday’s city council meeting. Martinez’s claims that the 2020 election was fraudulent have, in a few instances, spread conspiracy theories, though council member Martinez disagrees with that term.

Martinez also praised Josh Hawley, who has come under public fire for his support of the Jan. 6 sedition, though Martinez also liked the second tweet displayed below, suggesting she either misunderstood the tweet’s intent, disagrees with the claim Hawley committed “sedition,” or disagrees with the common punishment for committing sedition.

In the tweet above, Martinez retweeted — which equates to spreading information to her followers — that the ballot count in California for the 2020 election was fraudulent, despite the only evidence being an unverified claim that a technicality in printing error caused all California ballots to be void by a biased source.

Tweets from Martinez, @Jessicafor57th

 

Retweets by Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

Likes by Martinez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In collaboration by Quaker Campus staff members.
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