Brendan Doherty, Republican candidate for David Cicilline’s seat in Congress, will parse himself as a political moderate as he tries to snatch the seat away from the Democrats. But inviting Congressman Pete Sessions, R- Texas, to his fundraiser at the Hope Club tomorrow afternoon won’t help with that message.
This from the Rhode Island Democratic Party:
“Who is Pete Sessions? In addition to being the chair of the National Republican Campaign Committee, Sessions has been one of the biggest cheerleaders for the radical Republican agenda in Congress. Sessions just last year introduced a bill to privatize Social Security. He also offended women from coast to coast by saying he failed to understand the problem with insurance companies charging women higher premiums than men. Sessions defended the practice by comparing women to people who smoke, somehow suggesting that being a woman, like chain-smoking, should be considered a pre-existing condition.”
There’s currently a bill making its way through the legislature that would make it illegal to charge women higher insurance premiums based on their gender. In fact, Planned Parenthood plans to hold a protest outside of the private social club for the elite.
“We hope you will join us on the evening of March 8th on the public spaces outside of the Hope Club to protest the presence of Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) who have consistently voted against women and access to reproductive health care and who are in town to fundraise for Congressional Candidate Brendan Doherty.
We know that Rhode Islanders support basic reproductive health care like access to birth control with no co-pays! We know that women are watching! We know that women will vote! Let’s send Pete, Jeff and all other anti-women legislators a strong message of solidarity!”
Hope to see you there…