Week in Review: September 15, 2018
Cathy McMorris Rodgers & Paul Ryan Defend Trump’s Puerto Rico Rant
With a straight face, Cathy McMorris Rodgers stood side-by-side with Republican leaders, including GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, to help defend Trump’s latest lie: the explosive claim that 3,000 Americans who lost their lives in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria are just a made up conspiracy theory.
So, what did the highest ranking Republican official — backed up by Cathy McMorris Rodgers — have to say about Trump’s indefensible lie?
“This was a devastating storm that hit an isolated island, and that’s really no one’s fault. That is just what happened,” Speaker Ryan said.
The above tweet from President Obama’s White House Photographer, Pete Souza, shows Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Speaker Paul Ryan at the press conference where they rushed to support Trump.
👀The Company You Keep: Sean Spicer Headlines WA GOP Fundraiser
That’s how we felt when we heard Sean Spicer — the former mouthpiece of the entire Trump Administration — was invited as the keynote speaker at the Washington State Republican Party’s 41st Annual Dinner this past Wednesday, September 12th.
Sean’s work as Trump’s Press Secretary really speaks for itself. And the fact he was honored as WA GOP’s headliner speaks volumes about the Republican Party in Washington State.
Latest from Carolyn Long’s Race to Flip Washington’s 3rd Congressional District — *NEW AD*
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In a new video from Carolyn Long’s campaign, Carolyn explains how she grew up working at her father’s produce stand in rural Southwestern Washington, and how she later worked at Safeway and relied on financial aid to pay her way through college. Carolyn also discusses her record — which includes more than 20 years teaching at WSU Vancouver and holding 34 town halls to listen to Southwest Washingtonians.
FROM THE VIDEO — “We’ve held 34 town hall meetings. People really feel that Southwest Washington has been ignored for the last eight years. They are concerned that they don’t have access to affordable health care. About the rising cost of prescription drugs. And they are very concerned that Congress is going to cut Social Security and Medicare. That’s why I am running — I want to fight for you every single day.”
34 town halls — that’s impressive. And since the ad was made, she’s added two more for 36 total town halls! Compare that to Carolyn’s opponent, Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, who hasn’t held an in-person town hall since January 2017.
With less than 60 days left before Election Day, this week from Seattle to Spokane thousands of volunteers knocked doors, phone banked, and put in the work to grow the Blue Wave into a reality.
We Are Democrats
The latest in our #WeAreDemocrats series spotlights Sharelle Klaus, a CEO and Founder of her own company.
“I am a Democrat because as a CEO I’ve had a lot of opportunities to make my dreams come true. As the founder of my own company, I make sure all of our employees who are female have equal pay to our male employees.”
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