7th CD Statement on Brat Hosting Laura Ingraham
For Immediate Release
Contact: Abbi Easter
September 29, 2014 804.320.0842
Brat Hosts Radical Radio Show Personality Laura Ingraham;
Lets Her do His Talking For Him
Richmond, Virginia - While Americans are calling for an end to Washington gridlock, Republican/Tea Party congressional candidate Dave Brat (Va-7) has aligned himself with the very obstructionists who were behind last year’s government shutdown and who are known for their inflammatory and outrageous invective. This past Saturday, Laura Ingraham, the radio talk show personality, known for invoking Hitler when talking about Democrats, mocking immigrants and saying in one of her books, “True Americans are white, Christian and conservative,” appeared on Dave Brat’s behalf in the district.
Brat featured radio talk show host Laura Ingraham at a fundraiser on September 27th. Ingraham is well known for her incendiary commentary, such as saying immigrant children are a threat to America. Both Brat and Ingraham have financial ties to the Koch brothers, according to various news reports.
Abbi Easter, chair of the Seventh District Democratic Committee, issued this statement on Laura Ingraham’s appearance. “Americans are exhausted by the politics of gridlock and name-calling. They want leaders willing to work together, not those who traffic in conspiracy theories and the politics of ‘no,’” Ms. Easter said.
“Obstructionists, like Ingraham, are preventing our country from moving toward solutions. They prefer instead to simply lob accusations at government and have no interest in problem-solving,” Ms. Easter added.
“Apparently, Mr. Brat, who shies away from appearing in debates and who doesn’t want to have an extensive dialogue with his voters, prefers to let individuals like Ms. Ingraham do his talking for him. Linking himself to Laura Ingraham tell Virginia voters all they need to know about Dave Brat.
“What Virginians want is to restore sanity to government and move beyond a ‘Do Nothing’ Congress. We need someone in Washington willing to roll up his sleeves and fix what is broken, not simply hurl outrageous accusations at the other side. Jack Trammell is a problem-solver who will work across party lines to find actual solutions and improve the lives of his constituents,” Ms. Easter concluded.”
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