GOP Debates Have Been All Bluster and No Answers. We Still Have Some Questions
If you are one of the six or seven Americans tuning into tomorrow’s GOP debate, you’ll hear a very real and very bad blueprint for America.
The MAGA plan for America would hurt middle-class families by increasing health care costs; make our children more vulnerable to gun violence by allowing guns in the hands of those who shouldn’t have them; and continue the assault on women’s freedom to make their own health care decisions.
Whether they are on the debate stage or at a closed-door fundraiser rambling about conspiracy theories, every Republican running for president wants to make the American people’s lives worse off.
Bottom line: The American people deserve answers – not spin – from the Republican candidates on the debate stage in Tuscaloosa on the issues that will define next year’s election.
We have a few questions we’d appreciate some clarity on from the GOP candidates on tonight’s debate stage:
- Do you support Donald Trump’s plans to be a dictator on day 1?
- Do you or do you not support a national abortion ban? Yes or no.
- Do you agree with Donald Trump’s repeated attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act?
- If you do not like the Affordable Care Act and plan to get rid of it, what is your plan to protect millions of Americans – like the 135 million with preexisting conditions – from losing their life-saving coverage?
- Do you support repealing the Inflation Reduction Act, which would increase prescription drug and insulin costs for seniors, raise health care premiums for millions of Americans, and push manufacturing jobs overseas?
- Should the Department of Justice be used to punish political opponents of a president, as the GOP frontrunner has said he wants to do?
- Do you think violent criminals should be able to purchase firearms? Should teachers be required to be armed in their schools?
- Will you accept the results of the 2024 election unequivocally?
These are the issues that will be on the ballot next November. The GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has been pretty clear where he stands on them. The rest of the field should too.