Statement from California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman on Latest Republican Ploy to Distract Voters

Los Angeles - California Democratic Party Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following statement on Republican efforts to distract voters from real issues:

“Republicans are deluding themselves if they think attacking Nancy Pelosi is how they’re going to avoid the reckoning they’re facing in November, and Democratic candidates should not engage in any discussion that distracts the focus from the issues where we speak for the vast majority of Americans. 

Nancy Pelosi is one of the most talented, effective and accomplished leaders in decades, but it’s Paul Ryan who presently serves as Speaker. And the people clearly understand that it’s Paul Ryan who is trying to take away their healthcare and social security. They know that Paul Ryan is responsible for raising California’s taxes to cut taxes for his billionaire CEO friends. And they certainly know that Paul Ryan and his top lieutenants, Devin Nunes and Kevin McCarthy, have shamefully put protecting their own partisan interests over protecting the national and electoral security of the United States from a hostile Russian government. 

Democrats must keep our focus exactly where it needs to be: the reckless, arrogant and cruel policies of Speaker Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues. We must not engage in this silly Washington parlor game of who the next leader of Congress will be, because it only plays into Republican hands at a time when they are desperate to talk about something other than their catastrophic agenda and the big blue wave that's heading for them.” 


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