Trump + Wittman = Bad for Women

Trump + Wittman = Bad for Women

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2016
Contact: Marc Broklawski

Trump + Wittman = Bad for Women

As the rest of the nation reels at the latest revelation of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s latest discussion of the deplorable things he does to women, it’s interesting to see how many Republicans are running as far away as fast as they can from Trump’s candidacy. So far, over 150 Republican leaders said they won’t vote for Trump, have withdrawn their endorsements of him or called for him to step down as the nominee.

“At a time when Republican leaders and most decent people are renouncing these disgusting and vulgar remarks of Donald Trump, we have Congressman Rob Wittman hanging in there with his full support. This isn’t surprising considering how Wittman voted against the bi-partisan Violence Against Women Act. And even though he portrays himself as a moderate, his terrible voting record on women’s issues and his endorsement of Donald Trump proves he is out of touch with the people of the First Congressional District,” said Marc Broklawski, Chair of the Virginia’s 1st Congressional District Democratic Committee.

Looking forward to the Election on November 8, 2016, Broklawski continued, “Here we have one candidate making vulgar remarks on a bus and another candidate who’s throwing women under the bus with vulgar votes. In Trump’s disturbing pathology, Rob Wittman acts as an enabler.”  


Congressman Wittman Voted Against the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013. Congressman Rob Wittman voted against the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which is the cornerstone of our nation’s response to domestic and sexual violence. VAWA 2013 reauthorized and improved upon lifesaving services for all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking – including Native women, immigrants, LGBT victims, college students and youth, and public housing residents. The bill passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support 286-138. [S 47, Vote #55, 2/28/13]

More Than 150 Republican Leaders Don’t Support Donald Trump. Here’s When They Reached Their Breaking Point. [New York Times]


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