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STATEMENT: WA Dems Chair Tina Podlodowski on Kellyanne Conway Headlining Cathy McMorris Rodgers Fundraiser

IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Friday, August 24, 2018
CONTACT | Ansley Lacitis

Washington State Democratic Party Chair Tina Podlodowski released the following statement on Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway’s visit to Spokane to headline a fundraiser for Cathy McMorris Rodgers:

“The queen of alternative facts herself -- Kellyanne Conway -- is coming to Eastern Washington to support Cathy McMorris Rodgers. That’s fitting, given that Cathy’s campaign has consistently been spewing ‘alternative facts’ -- or as we like to call them, lies.

Last night, Cathy told a voter at her town hall that she had no plans to cut Medicare. Lie. Republicans plan to cut Medicare by $537 billion over the next ten years.

Cathy also said last night she’s supported Robert Mueller’s investigation. Lie. She’s been scheming with Devin Nunes to remove Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein so that Donald Trump can fire Mueller.

Let’s not forget that Cathy made up newspaper quotes in order to attack Lisa Brown’s integrity. She’s told constituents she was out in her district when she was actually at a fundraiser in Bellevue. She claims that resolving family separations at the border is a priority of hers when she really just wants to fund a border wall.

Lies. All of it. I hope she and Kellyanne Conway can bond over their constant use of ‘alternative facts.’ Meanwhile, we’ll keep spreading the truth in Eastern Washington: Cathy is more interested in providing payouts to big donors than she is in protecting her constituents’ interests.”