If any of you have donated money to Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) you may want to ask for a refund. He’s out there telling women to donate to Democrats. Seriously.
A Republican congressman disenchanted with his party’s stance on women’s issues urged attendees at a rally to give money to Democrats to send a message to the GOP.
“I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault,” Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) told a crowd at a rally in Washington, D.C., for the Equal Rights Amendment, according to the Huffington Post. “I’ll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side — my side — has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can’t succeed without your help.”
Hanna, who is pro-choice, went on to encourage women to become more vocal on issues that were important to them. Hanna was the only Republican congressman at the rally. (Read More)
Does he want them donating to his opponent in the next election?
I was thinking someone ought to primary Hanna, then I remembered Michael Kicinski. I just got off the phone with Kicinski, who is part of the Norwich Tea Party Patriots, a group that campaigned for Hanna in the last election.
Kicinski told me that even before this comment, conservatives regretted supporting Hanna because he hasn’t followed through with his campaign promises. “He voted three times to increase the debt limit, and he voted for every spending bill,” Kicinski said. He’s in the process now of collecting petition signatures, and he doesn’t believe the Conservative Party will endorse Hanna. I would think not, especially after these latest comments. The Republican Party would be wise to ditch him, too.
(Note, Kicinski’s campaign website is new, but more features will be added soon.)