Two years ago, then-U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia tried to make a point about Republican spending on border security resulting in scores of government jobs. "Communism works," he quipped.
A political tracker was taping him. And the out-of-context words have been used in attack ads against him ever since -- even though Garcia is the son of exiles who fled Cuba.
So it goes with the latest ad by the National Republican Congressional Committee, which continues to jab Garcia as "embarrassing." Most of the ad is an attack on Garcia's support for the Iran nuclear deal. But the first quote that appears on the screen is "Communism works."
The NRCC is backing incumbent Rep. Carlos Curbelo.