Sheinbaum under Fire for Self-Promotion
By KELIN DILLON
Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has caught flack for purportedly promoting herself and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) when delivering scholarship and welfare cards to her constituents, complaints filed with the Comptroller General and electoral authorities have revealed.
“We know what Sheinbaum’s intention is,” said Mexico City’s Vice Coordinator for the conservative National Action Party (PAN) Ricardo Rubio. “She wants to be president and she is using power to promote herself. The way in which she is promoting herself shows she seeks to build an electoral structure.”
Likewise, PAN Deputy and President of the Anti-Corruption Commission Gonzalo Espina reproached Sheinbaum’s actions, calling for more transparency moving forward.
“Obviously this ‘Claudia card’ is a personal promotion card. We have to take care of how it is delivered,” said Espina.
For his part, Mexico City’s PAN President Andrés Atayde claimed the capital’s own government was disguising Sheibaum’s personal promotion as official acts of mayoral duty, something he and his fellow party members staunchly oppose.
“It is no coincidence that the federal authorities refer to the welfare card as ‘Claudia’s card,'” said Atayde.