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Video: At Press Conference, LuAnn Bennett & Female Community Leaders Ask Barbara Comstock: “Where Were You When Trump Attacked Us?”

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I just got back from a press conference at LuAnn Bennett for Congress HQ in McLean, at which a diverse coalition of female community leaders and VA-10 residents strongly questioned why Rep. Barbara Comstock (R) failed to renounced her party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, for months as he viciously attacked Muslims, Latinos, African-Americans, and women (among others). As the Bennett campaign correctly points out: “While offering mild rebukes, Barbara Comstock’s chief response to all of Trump’s previous statements was to say that she was ‘watching’ and that he could still ‘earn her vote.’ What Comstock was clearly “watching” for was how best to preserve her own political career.” In short, the ONLY reason Comstock finally ditched Trump, four weeks before Election Day, was because she’s increasingly panicked about losing her seat, NOT about the ethics, morality, etc. of the horrible things Trump has said and done…

With that, here’s some video from: 1) LuAnn Bennett, on how Barbara Comstock’s distancing herself from Trump is far from an act of political courage, but instead is a last-ditch effort to save her own political career; 2) Sadaf Iqbal on Comstock not ditching Trump as he stoked bigotry against Muslim-Americans; 3) Danitza Vasquez Ribera Torrico on Comstock sticking with Trump even after he claimed (falsely) that Latino immigrants are “bringing crime” and that they are “rapists” and other horrible things; 4) Thelma Dodson on Comstock apparently being okay with Trump claiming he didn’t know who David Duke is, saying “lots of racist and bigoted things,” etc.; and 5) Liz Miller on Comstock standing by as Trump repeatedly demeaned women (e.g., “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs,” etc.) and only breaking with him when it was far “too late” — because Comstock agrees with Trump on the vast majority of issues.

I’ve also included video of LuAnn Bennett thanking these “brave women” for speaking out against Trump/Comstock, and blasting Comstock for her “lack of leadership” on Trump and his bigoted and hateful rhetoric. Now, let’s all do everything we can to elect LuAnn Bennett as the new, infinitely improved Congresswoman from Virginia’s 10th CD!

Bennett: “What remains true is that Barbara Comstock and Donald Trump share the same reckless agenda. An agenda that is a stark contrast to the agenda I am running on. Barbara Comstock and Donald Trump share positions on many issues like women’s health, immigration, equal pay, climate change, and gun safety. These positions are out of step with Northern Virginia.”

Iqbal: “Barbara Comstock has said she’s been watching, but when Donald Trump attacked me and my community, she stood silently with him … now she wants to renounce Donald Trump, but for me, it’s too late”

Ribera Torrico: “That’s why I’m voting for LuAnn Bennett. She is a leader and has always been, and will stand up for me. I am proud to be a Hispanic and American citizen.”

Dodson: “Barbara Comstock does not listen to what the people in the 10th district have to say, and I know that LuAnn Bennett will do the things we need to make this Loudoun county a great place”

Miller: “Where was she when he talked about ranking women on their looks? Where was she when he attacked Meghan Kelly for asking questions at a debate, like she should?”

“You were silent because you agree with him. You both oppose equal pay for equal work, and you both oppose a women’s right to choose and make their own healthcare decisions.”

  • From Americans United for Change:

    Too Little, Too Late, Congresswoman Comstock

    Comstock Wants Credit for Calling on Trump to Drop Out After Revelations the Republican Presidential Nominee Bragged About Sexually Assaulting Women — But Why Didn’t Comstock Do That After Any of Trump’s Other Deplorable Statements Against Immigrants, Muslims, and Women?

    Washington DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) desperately wants voters to know she’s called on Donald Trump to withdraw from the presidential race after a tape surfaced from 2005 of a then-59-year-old Trump bragging that he made advances towards a married woman and that his celebrity status has allowed him to get away with sexually assaulting women. Calling it a ‘Profile in Cowardice’, Americans United for Change questioned why it took so long for Comstock to formally denounce support for Trump for President after sitting on the fence through wave after wave of the Republican nominee’s other disgusting, disqualifying and degrading remarks against immigrants, Muslims, and women.

    Brad Woodhouse, President, Americans United for Change: “Excuse me if Congresswoman Comstock’s 11th hour exit from the Trump train smacks of political desperation. It rings hollow considering Comstock kept voters guessing about her support for Trump even after he smeared all Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “drug dealers” that require a mass “deportation force”, or proposed banning all Muslims from entering the U.S., or mocked a reporter with a disability, or led a racist crusade accusing the President of not being an U.S. citizen, or said women who seek an abortion should be criminalized, or insulted the Gold Star parents of a fallen Muslim-American war hero. Where were Comstock’s calls for Trump to drop out in response to any of this extreme and hateful rhetoric? This transparent attempt by Congresswoman Comstock to save her political hide is simply too little, too late. It’s obvious Congresswoman Comstock is only trying to run away from Trump now that he’s tanking in the polls, and that shows this is about politics not principle. Let’s not forget Comstock was content with an unapologetic racist and misogynist being the nominee of her party until now (supposedly), and she must own it.”