For Immediate Release:
July 6, 2017
Jenkins Faces Backlash During Fourth Of July Parade
Blowing Smoke On His Health Care Vote
(Charleston, WV)– Evan Jenkins voted for the disastrous health care bill pushed by the GOP, Trumpcare for short, and he’s lying to his constituents about it, again.
We called out Jenkins for his lies just days after casting his deciding vote to take health care away from 175,000 West Virginians and actually risk care for 231,800 with pre-existing conditions in his district alone (around 800,000 statewide). Now, he is on the campaign trail lying to West Virginians again.
“Evan Jenkins was caught blowing political smoke and lying once again about his vote on Trumpcare,” said Belinda Biafore, WVDP Chair. “I mean it’s no wonder he can’t face the people he’s taking critical care away from, it’s a serious betrayal of West Virginians, especially those in his district.”
The group Mountaineers for Progress asked Evan Jenkins tough questions on the bill he voted for after he walked away from them initially unwilling to talk with them at a parade in Morgantown.
The group has held sit-ins and demonstrations holding Capito, McKinley, Mooney, and Jenkins all accountable for their attack on the health care of West Virginians.
“All West Virginians have taken notice. This affects everyone. Everyone’s lives and the lives of our loved ones are on the line.”