This is CD5’s fresh new Dem congressman, Josh Gottheimer, speaking out for women’s reproductive rights on the House floor today – against HR-7, GOP-designed to make abortion more difficult for women to obtain. YES, sometimes we’re going to take issue with Gottheimer’s votes. YES, a ‘moderate’ Dem of Clintonesque background may frustrate his more progressive constituents. BUT remember: Scott Garrett used to occupy this seat, stroll those halls of Congress, cast his vote with the most backward crap his party could dream up.
So. THIS is my Zen for today, a moderate Dem standing up for women against the assaults of a Republican House with nothing in its way but all of us. Today, he’s with us, defending the principles of Roe v. Wade, which is older than he is, and still under attack. He only won by 14,897 votes – 4.4%. He’s #1 on the GOP hit-list. I won’t say you shouldn’t speak out when you’re disappointed in a vote (you know that). But it’s crucial he also feel the love on areas that resonate with us.
— Rep Josh Gottheimer (@RepJoshG) January 24, 2017