As New Hampshire Primary Source reported earlier this month, outspoken Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will be in New Hampshire on Sunday to speak to the Strafford County Democratic Committee.
MAXINE WATERS IN NH. As New Hampshire Primary Source reported earlier this month, outspoken Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will be in New Hampshire on Sunday to speak to the Strafford County Democratic Committee.
The visit has prompted Republican 1st District U.S. House candidate Eddie Edwards of Dover to call on U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter to reject Waters for voting against the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act in June. Edwards is a military veteran.
The bill passed the House 368-55 and Waters was among the 55. Shea-Porter was a strong supporter of the measure, signed into law by President Donald Trump, which created an expedited process to remove Veterans Affairs employees who perform poorly.
In a statement to be released later Thursday, Edwards says that especially in light of recent revelations about the poor quality of care at the Manchester VA Medical Center, Waters should be dis-invited from the event.
He called on Shea-Porter to “definitively refuse to attend the fundraiser with Congresswoman Waters.”
New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Raymond Buckley said, “It’s a shame Eddie Edwards is playing politics with a very serious situation at the VA.”
Edwards responded: “Congresswoman Shea-Porter can’t vote for the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, but then expect us to turn a blind eye when she allows a House colleague, who tried to defeat the measure, to speak at a Democratic fundraiser in her home county that will benefit her campaign.”
He called it “shameful” and “hypocritical.”