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Washington Post Highlights Yesli Vega as Part of “Crazy,” “Erratic” House GOP Class of ‘22

"In Virginia, nominee Yesli Vega argued that it was less likely for a rape victim to become pregnant because ‘it’s not something that’s happening organically."

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From the DCCC:

Washington Post Highlights Yesli Vega as Part of “Crazy,” “Erratic” House GOP Class of ‘22
“Can we have order in the House? Not if this crowd takes over.”

Washington Post opinion piece today highlighted the extreme, “erratic” GOP nominees that are running in competitive House races across the country – with records that include accusations of domestic abuse, believing alien lizards control the government, and theorizing that rape victims are less likely to get pregnant.

The piece points out that Yesli Vega (VA-07) “can’t agree on basic facts” after she “speculated that rape victims wouldn’t get pregnant.” Vega’s false, dangerous comments – despite being a police officer who should know better – are even more frightening knowing that she wants to outlaw abortion.

“The Republicans running for Congress this cycle are dangerous, extreme, and out of touch, and none more so than Yesli Vega,” said DCCC spokesperson Monica Robinson. “Virginians won’t find anything in common with a candidate who doubts the likelihood that victims of rape can get pregnant. Vega’s extremism will cost her at the ballot box in November.”

Washington Post: Opinion: Think you already know crazy? Meet the House GOP Class of ’22.
By Dana Milbank
October 7, 2022

  • “Can we have order in the House? Not if this crowd takes over.”
  • “Much of the public focus in the midterm elections has been on the, er, exotic nature of the Republic nominees in Senate and gubernatorial races, and understandably so […] But GOP nominees for the House are no less erratic — just less well known.”
  • “Then there are: the Texas woman accused by her estranged husband of cruelty toward his teenage daughter; the Colorado woman who backed an effort to secede from her state; the Virginia woman who speculated that rape victims wouldn’t get pregnant; and the Wisconsin man who used campaign funds from his failed 2020 race to come to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, where he apparently breached Capitol barricades.”
  • “And that’s on top of a larger group of GOP nominees in deep-red congressional districts who are a motley assortment of election deniers, climate-change deniers, QAnon enthusiasts and Jan. 6 participants who propose to abolish the FBI and ban abortion with no exceptions, among other things.”
  • “Some won nominations despite efforts by party leadership to stop them and continue without financial support from the National Republican Congressional Committee.”
  • “Maybe this is why Kevin McCarthy, the man who as House speaker would have the task of leading this rogues’ gallery, calls his agenda a ‘Commitment to America.’ Many members of his new majority might be good candidates for commitment.”
  • “Starting in January, a likely narrow Republican majority might have to find consensus among a freshman class that can’t agree on basic facts. Karoline Leavitt, a nominee in New Hampshire, claims that ‘the alleged “existential threat of climate change” is a manufactured crisis by the Democrat Party.’ In Virginia, nominee Yesli Vega argued that it was less likely for a rape victim to become pregnant because ‘it’s not something that’s happening organically.’”
  • “The House Republican Class of ’22 will be many things, but ‘boring’ is not one of them.”
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