KEENE N.H. — During a campaign stop in Keene, shortly after filing her candidacy for a second term in Congress, Sen. Maggie Hassan pointed out that all five of the Republicans who hope to unseat her are men.
“And all of them say that if they are elected, they would vote to ban abortion, and to defund Planned Parenthood,” said Hassan. “And they have made very clear that if they are elected, they will take away a woman’s most basic fundamental freedoms. They apparently think that women have neither the capacity nor the conscience to make their own critical decisions about some of the most complex and difficult choices about our health and our lives that we have to make.”
Hassan said that all five of her potential opponents, if sent to Washington, D.C., will march in lockstep with Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.
“Unfortunately, what we’re seeing right now in Washington is partisan politicians who are overruling the majority on issue after issue after issue to promote what’s really a corporate, special interest, anti-choice agenda,” she said. “What we’re seeing in Washington is a McConnell agenda that blocks the suspension of the gas tax, and that blocks progress on lowering the cost of prescription drugs. And let me be clear that all of my opponents in this race are showing and telling us that they will vote with Mitch McConnell, they will say yes to Mitch McConnell, they will do the bidding of Big Pharma and Big Oil. They are not listening to the people of New Hampshire. They will listen to the special interests that Mitch McConnell supports and they will pursue their agenda.”
Hassan also urged those in attendance to work hard to flip the New Hampshire Executive Council, which currently seats four Republicans and one Democrat — Cinde Warmington in District 2, which includes Keene and towns along the Connecticut River in southern New Hampshire.
“Thank [Cinde] for standing up courageously for public education, standing up for an economy that works for everybody and standing up for a woman’s right to make her own health care choices.”
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