Donald Trump Jr. wants you to vote for Jason Lewis and Erik Paulsen, two of Minnesota’s most-anti women’s health Republicans.
Do you smell the stench of arrogance and self-entitlement? Well, that’s because Donald Trump Jr.’s in Minnesota.
Yes, President Trump’s namesake is visiting Minnesota to fundraise for Rep. Jason Lewis and Rep. Erik Paulsen, two of the state’s most-anti women’s health Republicans. The visit comes just days after Trump Jr. responded to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh by shamelessly mocking survivors.
The Minnesota GOP is practically bursting at the seams with pride that Trump Jr. is visiting.
The Minnesota GOP chair noted that the event follows a visit by the President himself as well as two recent visits by Mike Pence.
Over the last 20 months, Rep. Lewis and Rep. Paulsen have rubber-stamped the most dangerous parts of the Trump-Pence agenda to limit our reproductive rights and access to health care. According to FiveThirtyEight, Lewis and Paulsen have voted with President Trump 90.8 and 97.8 percent of the time, respectively.
Let’s say that again. In MN-02 (a district Trump won by barely over 1 percent in 2016) and MN-03 (where Trump lost by over 9 percent in 2016), the two representatives have sided with President Trump OVER 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME.
It’s no surprise Trump Jr. is helping raise money for these anti-women’s health extremists.
Paulsen and Lewis have helped the administration do whatever it wants — even when it’s not at what Minnesotans want. For nearly two years, the Trump-Pence administration has ruthlessly attacked our health and rights, and Rep. Paulsen and Rep. Lewis have supported its entire agenda. That includes:
- Voting multiple times to “defund” Planned Parenthood and leave nearly 60,000 patients without access to STD testing, birth control, and cancer screenings. (Paulsen has voted 12 times to “defund” Planned Parenthood, and Lewis has voted twice.)
Voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have stripped health insurance protections for over 1 million Minnesotans with pre-existing conditions and allowed insurers to charge women more than men for health care.
Refusing to speak out against the Trump administration’s dangerous “gag rule.”
And voting for an unconstitutional bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.