ICYMI: Congressmen Elaine Luria, Jennifer Wexton and Abigail Spanberger hold press conference on Republicans’ plan to cut Social Security and Medicare
Richmond, Virginia – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria, a 20-year Navy veteran, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, a former prosecutor, and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA agent and law enforcement official Federals, held a virtual press conference on Republicans’ dangerous promise to tear up Virginians’ hard-earned Social Security and Medicare.
In a recent interview, Kevin McCarthy promised that if Republicans take control of the House, Social Security and Medicare are on the chopping block. Across the Commonwealth, more than 1.5 million Virginians rely on Social Security and Medicare benefits to make ends meet and get the health care they need, but Republicans like Hung Cao, Jen Kiggans, Yesli Vega and Kevin McCarthy are campaigning on a plan to get naked. those hard-earned benefits.
“We wanted to spend some time this morning to say that we strongly support Social Security and Medicare protection,” said Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02). “There’s still work to be done to protect Social Security, Medicare, and continue to lower costs for Americans, which stands in stark contrast to what we’re hearing from our Republican opponents.”
“We’re seeing Republican candidates running on platforms that are really disconnected from the needs of the people we represent,said Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA-07). “My opponent has pledged to join the Freedom Caucus which has always wanted to take away the hard-earned benefits of Virginians who have paid into Social Security throughout their working lives.”
“We are here today because Virginians deserve to know the truth,” said Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA-10). “At a time when many Virginian families are suffering the fallout of the pandemic and inflation, our extreme Republican opponents are plotting to gut Social Security and Medicare. My opponent, in particular, bragged that Senator Rick Scott, author of this so-called plan to end Social Security and Medicare in five years, was his mentor. He even personally reviewed this plan and called it “perfect”.