John Lira for Congress



February 7, 2022


Juan Rodriguez, Lira for Congress, 


San Antonio, TX —  The following are the comments of Democratic U.S. House of Representatives Candidate (TX-23) John Lira regarding the callus and unpatriotic comments made by the Republican National Committee. 

“As a United States Marine Corps Combat Veteran, I proudly served and defended our Country to give each American the right to have “Legitimate Political Discourse.”

Attacking, killing and injuring our US Capitol Police and others, forcibly breaching and damaging our US Capitol, attempting to take hostage or kill our Vice President and Congressional members on January 6th does not represent “Legitimate Political Discourse. It is a gross and self-serving misrepresentation of the First Amendment”

I whole-heartedly condemn the Republican National Committee stating that January 6th was “Legitimate Political Discourse.” The statement is un-American and attempts to normalize violent insurrection against our government. I call on all Texas 23rd congressional candidates, including Tony Gonzales, to join me and condemn that remark.”   


About John Lira: John is the son of a Mexican American family of four in southeast San Antonio, a United States Marine Corps veteran, a dedicated father and husband, and a proud Texan.

From busboy to emerging policy leader, John’s experience helping author, pass, and implement national policies have fueled his desire to continue working to address the needs of the Nation and her citizens.

John comes from a working-class family whose strong work ethic taught him to value and take pride in hard work. After a lifetime of service to his country, John now stands ready to answer the next call!

From military bases and foreign battlefields to higher education and community service, John has dedicated his life to the service and protection of our families. Now, John’s passion for serving on the frontlines of public policy has brought him to this point, and he needs your help. The grassroots movement to flip Texas’s 23rd Congressional District is starting.

Endorsements:  U.S. Representative Veronica Esocbar, (D-16 TX U.S. House District), Tejano Democrats of El Paso, Tejano Democrats El Paso Norte, The El Paso Young Democrats, Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez (D-19th TX Sen. District), Texas State Senator Cesar Blanco (D-29th TX Sen. District). Together Senators Blanco’s and Gutierrez’s senate districts overlap with TX-23. 

National endorsements include, The Voter Protection Project, New Politics, VoteVets, Latino Victory. Congressional Caucuses endorsements include NewDems Coalition, BOLD PAC; the official campaign arm of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus. John has also received support from Member leadership PACs including for Rep. Tom Beyer, Rep. Ruben Gallego, Rep. Brad Schneider, Rep. Grace Meng and Rep. Jim Himes.  Other Pacs we are engaging include Planned Parenthood, Taking the Hill, AmeriPac, Backroads PAC, Foreign Policy for America, When Democrats Turn Out and the Progressive Turnout Project. 

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John is the son of a Mexican American family of four in southeast San Antonio, a United States Marine Corps veteran, a dedicated father and husband, a devoted parishioner at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, and a proud Texan.