Rick Scott followed in Kevin Cramer’s footsteps and removed a concerned mother from a public event in order to avoid questioning regarding his’ war on pre-existing condition protections. Amanda Harrington, communications director of Protect Our Care, issued the following statement in response:
“As if their own repeal-and-sabotage record wasn’t shameful enough, Rick Scott and Kevin Cramer are reprimanding and forcibly removing mothers of children with disabilities who simply want to ask these men why they continue to use their power as elected officials to attack people with pre-existing conditions. They should be ashamed of themselves.”
See for yourself:
Police and Security Remove Mother and 14 year-old-son from Rick Scott Rally [WESH, 9/6/2018]
Cramer’s Office Threatens Constituents [HPR1,]
Mary Rennich and a handful of North Dakotans only wanted to listen, perhaps ask a question about healthcare if time allowed during a Republican press conference at the North Dakota Farm Bureau on Wednesday.
Instead of having their opinions welcomed, current Congressman Kevin Cramer’s campaign manager, Pat Finken, said they were on private property, and threatened Rennich and others with physical removal from the building if they dared say a word.
If Mary Rennich and her family lost insurance, she would be facing more than $7,500 a month in medical bills. “Being a citizen of North Dakota, I think we should have a voice,” Rennich said. “I don’t think they should be afraid to hear questions and have some answers ready. I think that’s their responsibility… I would like to ask some questions. And I know there are a lot of other families that would like to ask, too, because we’re really scared. We’re very frightened.”