The Miami Herald endorsed a Republican Congressional candidate who claims she was abducted by aliens.
The Herald editorial board wrote that the two leading candidates in the Republican primary for the Florida 27th Congressional district refused to speak with the paper. The editorial board added that they are “most impressed” by former Doral Councilwoman Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, though they admit she is an “unusual candidate.”
“Last year, she told the Miami Herald — and several Spanish-language media outlets — that she believes in extra-terrestrials,” the board explained. “She says when she was 7, she was taken aboard a spaceship and, throughout her life, she has communicated telepathically with the beings, which remind her of the concrete Christ in Brazil. There you have it.”
“This is a non-issue,” she told the Miami Herald.
“We agree,” the board wrote.
The race is to fill a seat vacated by longtime Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), who announced her retirement last year. Despite being held by Republicans for decades, The Herald reports that the district may very well swing to the Democrats in November.