Another letter to the editor [subscription required], in today’s Sedalia Democrat:
What’s wrong with this press release dated February 28, 2013, posted on her official website and sent out to newspapers across the 4th Congressional District of Missouri?
From US Representative Vicky Hartzler, “View from the Capitol – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s Newsletter for the Week of February 25 – March 1, 2013.” – “Hartzler Votes to Protect Women from Acts of Violence – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) has voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)… “I am pleased to support efforts to protect all women in this country from domestic abuse and other forms of violence,” said Hartzler. “I supported legislation this week…..”
What’s wrong? She voted AGAINST it, not FOR it (see official Congressional voting record at http://www.govtrack.us). And if you are a female, or love one, she voted against you and your loved ones.
“I am pleased to support efforts to protect all women in this country from domestic abuse and other forms of violence,” said Hartzler. Uhmmm, apparently not.
From the editor of Warrensburg’s Daily Star-Journal (printed this week): “The Daily Star-Journal did not realize that what Hartzler’s release called “the Violence Against Women Act” in fact is not what is destined to become law. In the release, she makes no mention that she did not vote for what would become law and, coupled with the deadline timing, what conclusion could be drawn other than that she voted for what would become law?……I trusted…..I regret that error.”
Why would Hartzler, or anyone for that matter, vote NO on renewing the Violence Against Women Act? Shouldn’t all women of America be protected? And, why would her press release try to make you think that she voted to protect women when in fact she didn’t?
[with permission of the author]
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): maybe if corporations were women… (February 28, 2013)
Rep. Ann Wagner (r): maybe if corporations were women… (February 28, 2013)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): through the looking glass (March 2, 2013)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Доверяй, но проверяй? (March 4, 2013)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): not too many people are buying it (March 5, 2013)
Piling on Vicky Hartzler (March 7, 2013)
Hartzler’s Deception (March 7, 2013)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): a VAWA letter to the editor (March 8, 2013)