SPECIAL LEADERS FEATURE: “Immigrant Voices on America”
Interview with Tito “The Builder” Munoz
Tito Munoz came to this country from Colombia, and became a citizen in 2008. He owns a small construction company, and is running for a seat in the Virginia State Assembly. Under the name “Tito the Builder,” Munoz has also become a well-known Tea Party activist, a Spanish-language radio show host, and the head of his own political action committee, TitoPAC.
At a time when political leaders in both parties tend to understand their constituents as discrete and predictable voting blocks aligned by race and ethnicity, Munoz is a reminder that the American political reality is more complex, and inspiring. TheDC’s Ginni Thomas caught up with Munoz recently to talk about immigration, Hispanic voters and the Obama administration.
Tito on the left’s harmful efforts to seduce Hispanics
“If you don’t adapt or take the knowledge of this country, you’ll be losing the value of the opportunities and freedoms that we possess. So, the left is always trying to separate the individuals and … marginalize them in communities for their own political purpose. It’s not for the purpose of really uniting into America or to making better Americans … but for political gain because that will be easier for them to manipulate when it comes to elections.”
What would Tito say to President Obama if he had an audience?
“I don’t see nothing wrong with America, I see a lot of wrongs with the government and politicians.”
On issues that resonate with Hispanics and legal immigrants
“The Democrats offer big government, who will control the people … and they offer handouts … Our country has become a welfare system country.”