In a new Kaine campaign television ad, a Prince William County mom says that Corey Stewart would be “dangerous” in the U.S. Senate, pointing to his 2017 decision to skip a Board of Supervisors vote to address the opioid crisis to campaign in Alabama for accused child predator Roy Moore.
“Overdoses in Prince William County were rising, and as a mom, I was concerned,” Maggie Hansford, a mother of three and Bristow resident, says in the ad. Despite “a surge in opioid overdoses in recent years,” as Inside Nova reported, Stewart skipped a vote to address the opioid crisis in December 2017. The proposal would have boosted funding for programs that provide treatment and prevention efforts for those suffering from addiction. In March 2017, Inside Nova reported on the “spike in opioid, heroin overdoses in Prince William,” and the Fauquier Times reported that there were “96 adults and 42 children on the waiting list for Prince William County substance-abuse programs.”
“That’s who Corey Stewart helped instead of voting on opioid prevention,” Hansford adds, before concluding, “Corey Stewart is dangerous.”
In July, the prominent non-partisan fact-checker Politifact reviewed the claim that Stewart skipped a vote to address the opioid crisis to campaign for Moore and rated it “True.”
Senator Tim Kaine has been a leader on addressing the opioid crisis, including working to pass comprehensive legislation just last week to strengthen substance abuse treatment and prevention. The legislation passed the Senate 99-1 and included proposals from three bills Kaine had introduced — to improve recovery homes, to incorporate job training into addiction recovery programs, and to enhance trauma support for public school children impacted by the opioid epidemic. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law soon.
The ad, entitled “Eliminate,” will begin airing on Monday in the Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke and Tri-Cities markets as part of a six-figure ad buy this week.
Overdoses in Prince William County were rising, and as a mom, I was concerned.
Instead of doing his job, Corey Stewart skipped a vote on opioids to campaign in Alabama, for accused child predator Roy Moore, the guy who said America was ‘great’ during slavery, and who said repealing women’s voting rights would ‘eliminate many problems.’
That’s who Corey Stewart helped instead of voting on opioid prevention.