The 2024 GOP contenders travel to Las Vegas today for their first major cattle call. Ahead of the Fall Conference of the Republican Jewish Coalition DNC spokesman Ammar Moussa released the following statement:
“We know exactly what to expect from the first Republican Cattle Call: a race down to see who can outdo each other. Make no mistake – whether Trump or any other Republican, this party is united in an extreme MAGA agenda of banning abortion, empowering election deniers, and hollowing out Social Security and Medicare – and this weekend is just the opening salvo of a chaotic, chaotic one Phone prefix .”
Here’s a reminder of the extreme records set by MAGA Republicans rallied in Vegas this weekend:
Earlier this week, Mike Pence quadrupled his extreme anti-choice record and boasted about its role in the overturn Roe v. calf. Not to be outdone, he campaigned for at least five electoral deniers this cycle.
Mike Pence: “Now let me just say that serving as Vice President to President Donald Trump has been the greatest honor of my life.”
Mike Pence: “I always believed in it Roe v. calf would be overturned – I just didn’t know if it would be overturned in my lifetime. But thanks to three Supreme Court justices confirmed by [the Trump-Pence administration], the American people have been given a new start in life.”
Washington Post: “Last week Pence showed up in Phoenix to endorse Arizona Senate nominee Blake Masters.”
The RJC will star Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis, who signed an extreme abortion ban in 2022 that forced a child incest victim to leave the state for access to medical care and campaigned for vote-resisters like Kari Lake and Doug Mastriano.
Yahoo News: Child incest victim denied abortion in Florida Forced to travel out of state”
Arizona Central: “Blake Masters and Kari Lake praise Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at Phoenix Rally”
Meanwhile, South Carolina GOP Senator Tim Scott RADIO SILENT about how far he would go to restrict reproductive rights, even though he was speaking at a closed-door gala hosted by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America – an extreme organization calling for legal abortion in America break up.
Ted Cruz actually left on the plate He said he supported a policy that would force a woman to carry her rapist’s child to term.
Planned Parenthood: “Ted Cruz would force women to carry their rapist’s child to term”
Nikki Haley said she only campaigned with people who acknowledged the 2020 election result, yet literally at a loss for Don Bolduca well-known election denier who said, “Trump won the election, and damn it, I stand by my oath.”
Associated Press: “During an August debate, Bolduc was clear: ‘I signed a letter with 120 other generals and admirals saying Trump won the election and, damn it, I stand by my oath.'”
Not to be outdone, New Hampshire GOP Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law New Hampshire’s first modern-day abortion ban no exceptions for rape or incest. Sununu embraced don Bolduc who refused to vote.
New Hampshire Bulletin: “New Hampshire law makes no exceptions for rape or incest and provides criminal and civil penalties for violators of physicians.”
And Trump’s former Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, wants to ban abortion nationwide and has backed bans with no exceptions for rape or incest.
Associated Press: “Pompeo, who was washed into office in November 2010 by the Conservative tide that swept the House, told the Associated Press that he would not support another exception that would allow abortions, even in cases where the mother had been raped.”
Mike Pompeo: “While we’d love to see abortion illegal nationwide, that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. Instead, we should take a two-pronged approach: 1) limit abortion in every state as much as possible, and 2) work to create a society that makes abortion obsolete.”
The extreme clown show gathered at the RJC this weekend makes it clear that Republicans are in a chaotic race to the bottom to see who can claim the MAGA mantle in 2024 — and it’s only just beginning.