Reichert has lost my vote

I’m forced to conclude that Dave Reichert was stating a big fat lie when he said his goal remains to provide healthcare access for all Americans.

I am looking at a News Brief from Congressman Dave Reichert’s office I received via email on March 18, 2017 stating “I know nothing is more important than the health of our families and loved ones, so my goal remains to provide access for all Americans.” That’s a quote. Sounds great right? Old Dave is a great guy. Especially as this was after a facebook “town hall” meeting where a large portion of the hour was reportedly spent discussing how the Republican health care solution, or lack thereof, will affect us. You know, Dave Reichert’s constituents, we the people.

Today I see that that the House has delayed the vote on Trumpcare while they try to convince defectors to support the bill. But there is nothing for me to do there right? The great old guy Dave Reichert who spoke so eloquently above is going to vote against that nonsense right? Because we’ve been told in no uncertain terms that this is not going to be a good thing.

Well imagine my shock and surprise when the subsequent list of the 28 Republican’s likely to be against this terrible, no good, very bad bill didn’t have good old Dave’s name on it. I was further shocked to see that the list of 14 Republican Representatives leaning against this horrible piece of legislation also didn’t have Dave’s name on there.

And then, lo and behold, the list of the six Republican Representatives that were undecided about whether or not the Republican’s should be allowed to completely gut healthcare for their constituent’s? You guessed it. No Dave Reichert.

I’m forced to conclude that Dave Reichert was stating a big fat lie when he said his goal remains to provide healthcare access for all Americans. I’m not sure what Dave Reichet’s end game is, but I think we can be pretty confident that the welfare of his constituents is nowhere in the mix. If I could reach him I’d let him know that I won’t be voting for him again.

Kelli Brouillet

Enumclaw

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