House Republicans are eager to expand their appeal to Latino voters. This week, they released this video to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15:
In the spot, GOP leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, pay tribute to the contributions of Hispanic Americans. It includes appearances from Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), who speaks Spanish in the video, and three other Hispanic members of the GOP conference.
But if the production is intended to make the party seem more open to the interests of Latinos who overwhelmingly supported President Obama's reelection last fall, it might have inadvertently called attention to what House Republicans are not doing: voting on a comprehensive immigration reform package that is a top priority for a majority of Hispanics.