July 14, 2017/News

Malloy To GOP: ‘Take a position. Be held accountable’

From the Connecticut Mirror:

“As we look at the map, as we look at candidates, Republican candidates for governor in state after state, they are not taking a position on the House package or the third Senate package that has come out,” Malloy said. “They are hearing no evil, seeing no evil and refusing to say anything.”

Malloy, who is not seeking a third term in 2018, said that applies to every Republican running or exploring a run for governor in Connecticut. If passing Obamacare were a political boon to Republicans, the GOP’s fitful effort to repeal it has been awkward, to say the least, for their party’s efforts to hold onto state houses.

“Take a position. Be held accountable,” Malloy said. “Either you want to destroy Medicaid in America, or you want to stand with people’s health care. Either you want to destroy Medicaid and other health programs so you can give a gigantic tax reduction to the wealthiest 0.2 percent of our population, or you care about health care and the citizens of your state.”

CT Dems’ Reaction: “Governor Malloy hit the nail on the head. It’s time for the GOP gubernatorial candidates to stop cowering and take a position. The Senate Republican bill would hurt hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents and cause real financial burdens for taxpayers of the state. Republican governors like John Kasich and Brian Sandoval have recognized the harm this bill would do to their states. Sadly, the Republicans who want to be Connecticut’s next governor are MIA. Voters deserve answers.” – Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Michael Mandell