An open letter to the voters of the Second Congressional District and the news media:
Congressman Bill Huizenga has finally emerged from avoiding his constituents in West Michigan since his last in-person town hall more than a year ago. He has recently been knocking on doors and handing out fliers that are full of misinformation and half-truths. Huizenga is spreading lies because he thinks he can fool voters with phony but nice-sounding words. His record is the exact opposite of what he claims and we must set the record straight.
Huizenga claims he opposes “out-of-control spending.” False. Huizenga voted for a massive tax handout to Wall Street billionaires that is adding trillions of dollars to the national deficit. He then voted to pay for this “out-of-control” spending that he supports by cutting Medicare and Social Security.
Huizenga claims he is standing up to “special interests in Washington.” False. Huizenga has taken millions of dollars from corporate special interests. His largest donors are from the insurance industry, which has given him more than $660,000 to date. His second largest donors: Wall Street banks, more than $500,000. Huizenga has voted more than 60 times to raise healthcare costs for people with preexisting conditions, putting more money in the pockets of insurance companies.
Huizenga claims he is working for “safer schools.” Not true. Huizenga has refused to support common-sense gun safety regulations, such as universal background checks on all gun sales. In fact, one of his first votes in the current Congress was to let mentally ill people buy guns, reversing a common sense safeguard.
These are just some of the demonstrably untrue clams Huizenga makes in his handout. Huizenga is telling these whoppers because he hopes people won’t pay attention. They are. Voters deserve real representation in Congress, not someone who hides from constituents and goes golfing instead. West Michigan families demand a member of Congress with the courage to fight for them against Big Insurance and Big Banks. ER doctor Rob Davidson will be a far better, more courageous member of Congress than Bill Huizenga. Davidson is the one who will truly stand up for West Michigan families.
Mary Schumaker, Pentwater
Dena Arner, Holland
Martha Beattie, Holland
Lori Lundy, Kentwood
Nathan Leduc, Kentwood
Heather Alexander, Kentwood
Virginia Pastoor, North Muskegon
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