Statement on Pence’s Closed-Door Fundraiser for Yoder

July 11, 2018

Statement on Pence’s Closed-Door Fundraiser for Yoder

Kansas Democratic Party Executive Director Ethan Corson released the following statement Wednesday ahead of Vice President Mike Pence’s fundraiser for Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas City:

Topeka, KS – Kevin Yoder won’t be at the private fundraiser that Mike Pence is putting on for him, but Pence shouldn’t be offended — Yoder doesn’t take time off from rubber-stamping the Trump administration’s far-right agenda to talk with his constituents either.

Kansas’ Third District deserves more than an out-of-touch, corporate congressman who supports the Trump agenda 92 percent of the time. In the past two years, Yoder has voted to eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions, increase health insurance premiums, and take insurance away from thousands of working Kansans. He also supported the GOP Tax Scam, giving massive tax cuts to the same wealthy corporations that fund his campaigns.

This November, the Third District has a chance to elect a representative who will actually meet with their constituents and put working Kansans ahead of special interests.

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