Schriock: “Yesterday We Said That Women Cannot Trust Dean Heller, And Today He Showed Us Why”
After Denouncing Dean Heller for Leaving Door Open to Supporting Cruel Health Care Bill, EMILY's List Addresses News That He Has Gone Back to the Bargaining Table
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List released the following statement from Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, after news broke that President Trump's cajoling worked on Nevada Senator Dean Heller and he has returned to the negotiation table.
“Yesterday we said that women cannot trust Dean Heller, and today he showed us why. All it took was one meeting with Donald Trump and Heller has gone right back to negotiations on a bill that would devastate Nevada's working families. Women in Nevada need to know: Heller will bargain away your access to affordable care. Nevadans deserve a leader who will negotiate for them–not put Americans' lives at risk for his own political future.”
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