A group of Mexican senators from different political parties wore Hillary Clinton’s campaign T-shirts and took selfies and pictures at the Senate, leading some analysts to suggest that the actions are a violation of the guiding principles of Mexican foreign policy.
"At the Mexican Senate we are in favor of respect to our fellow countrymen and Mexico. We are with Hillary Clinton!" tweeted Senator Mariana Gomez del Campo, referring to Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about Mexicans and vow to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Gomez del Campo — an ultra conservative politician from the PAN party who has campaigned against LGBT rights — posted the pic in which she is with colleagues from her party, also from the ruling PRI, and the discredited leftist PRD party.
Minutes after the publication, hundreds of thousands of Twitter users lashed out at the senators who took part in the collective action, especially against Gomez del Campo, for their lack of political awareness and lack of respect for a foreign country’s electoral process.
According to analysts, showing support for a candidate in a foreign election is an act of interventionism by the Mexican senate; other legislators have shown their rejection too and asked to sanction those who wore the T-shirt.
Several Mexican personalities who live in the U.S. and have influence with Latino communities have urged Latinos to participate in large numbers in the Nov. 8 election and to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and reject Donald Trump, who has maintained racist rhetoric against Mexicans and immigrants since the beginning of his campaign.