So last week DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released a statement commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.
“Unfortunately, far too many women continue to be subjected to violence and rape…While we continue to fight to make sure that all women are able to live free from the fear of violence, we must also ensure that survivors of crimes are able to access the services they need to recover and rebuild and that they are empowered to speak out when such violence occurs.
“The Democratic Party is committed to supporting policies that protect and promote the well-being of women and their families and today, we honor and acknowledge this twentieth anniversary of VAWA with them in mind.”
Sounds good. Right? We all want women to be protected, even if we might disagree with what laws need to be passed in order to lessen violence toward women. But what shocked me about this is the hypocrisy of Ms. Wasserman Schultz’ statement. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that Wasserman Schultz came to New Mexico to support several female Democrat candidates, one of whom is an attorney who defends men accused of spousal abuse?! That candidate would be Roxanne “Rocky” Lara who is challenging incumbent congressman Steve Pearce.
From the Washington Examiner:
In four cases from 2001 to 2012 reviewed by Secrets, [Roxanne Lara] defended a man who allegedly sexually abused his estranged wife, another who allegedly beat his wife and forced her on drugs she was allergic to, another who smashed up his estranged wife’s home, according to a police report, and a fourth accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend.
The cases had a similar abusive theme summed up in a quote from one of those allegedly targeted by Lara’s client: “He wouldn’t give me a divorce, he doesn’t plan to re-marry, he just make my life a living hell,” she said in the court papers.
I’m not making it up! Do Democrats actually think that women (and the electorate in general) are so stupid that they will not see through the deceit and will somehow vote for a woman like Lara who doesn’t care about women and defends men who [supposedly] abuse women?!
Living in New Mexico? Please stop by Congressman Steve Pearce’s campaign website and support him here. You can also help by sharing this blogpost and spreading the word about the terrible candidate Roxanne Lara.
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