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Ahead of Pence Visit, SC Dems Slam Trump’s Broken Promises to South Carolinians

Ahead of Pence Visit, SC Dems Slam Trump’s Broken Promises to South Carolinians

 

Ahead of Mike Pence’s appearance in Columbia today, South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson released the following statement:

“Four years ago, Donald Trump promised to cut taxes for South Carolina’s middle-class families. Instead, he and Lindsey Graham raised taxes on more than 800,000 South Carolinians while handing massive giveaways to a few powerful special interests. Our hospitals too have been affected by the Trump administration as local healthcare providers are cutting staff. Right here in Columbia, Prisma Health laid off over 300 staff members last month – a measure that would not be needed if the GOP had expanded medicaid to cover the nearly 300,000 people eligible for it and currently without healthcare. Pence should have to answer to the hundreds of South Carolinians who have lost their jobs, and to the families across the state without access to affordable healthcare. Nothing Pence says today can spin this administration’s long trail of broken promises to hard-working families. We deserve better, and in 2020, we’re going to get it.”

BACKGROUND ON TRUMP’S BROKEN PROMISES TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Promise: “We’re bringing down the rates way down. We’re really taking care of the middle class, the middle income, really, really taking care. It’s a dynamic plan, and it’s going to turn us.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Anderson SC, 10/19/15]

Promise: “My tax plan is ⁠— you saw it cutting it big for the middle class, big, big because the middle class has been forgotten in this country. Believe me, it’s been forgotten. I love the middle class.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Greenville SC, 2/15/16]

Reality: Trump’s tax scam will hike taxes on more than 800,000 South Carolinians while handing a windfall to a few powerful special interests.

Promise: “We’re going to bring jobs back from China. We’re bringing jobs back from Japan. We’re bringing them back from Mexico.” [Trump Campaign Rally, Lexington, SC, 1/27/16]

Reality: Trump’s tax scam incentivizes corporations to ship even more jobs overseas.

 

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SCDP Chairman Trav Robertson releases statement on potential GOP participating in SC Primary

SCDP Chairman Trav Robertson releases statement on potential GOP participating in SC Primary

SCDP Chairman Trav Robertson releases statement on potential GOP participating in SC Primary

 

Columbia, SC — Today Chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party Trav Robertson Jr. released the following statement regarding reporting in the Post & Courier and possible GOP participation in the primary.

“The Republican Party opted not to hold their own primary earlier this year. They decided to tell their constituents that they do not believe in democracy or freedom.

As a state with an open primary system, anyone is free to take part in the democratic process that we champion. This is a part of the charm of South Carolina. We welcome any South Carolina voters to participate in our democracy, especially those who are  dissatisfied and fed up with Donald Trump’s immorality.

These folks are attempting to cover up the fact that there are moderate Republicans who do not support the immoral president — it’s clear the GOP wants to hide that there are many moderate voters in Greenville who do not support Donald Trump. As a child of the Upstate, I know that the current Republican Party does not represent the spiritual values of those in the Upstate.

However, I would issue a word of caution to GOP voters who think they will sway the election in favor of Donald Trump: do not underestimate the enthusiasm that Democratic candidates can generate. There is nothing that they could do in our primary that will diminish the show of force we will have in the general election.”

 

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SCDP Condemns Lindsey Graham for Betraying Oath of Impartiality

SCDP Condemns Lindsey Graham for Betraying Oath of Impartiality

SCDP Condemns Lindsey Graham for Betraying Oath of Impartiality

Columbia, S.C. — Today, Trav Robertson, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, released the following statement condemning Lindsey Graham for betraying his oath to do “impartial justice” after revelations that Graham may have been in the loop on the President’s actions in Ukraine.

“How can we expect a person who was part of the extortion scheme, part of the betrayal of South Carolina’s values of honesty, justice and fairness to root out the corruption plaguing the highest levels of our government?” Robertson said. “If Lev Parnas is telling us the truth that Lindsey Graham knew what was going on with Trump and Ukraine, it is overwhelmingly clear that Graham cannot be trusted to be an impartial juror. I call on Leningrad Lindsey to recuse himself from the impeachment trial and let justice have its day.”

The revelations that Lindsey Graham may have been involved in Donald Trump’s extortion scheme in Ukraine come after a CNN interview between Anderson Cooper and key witness Lev Parnas, who is currently under indictment.

Watch the interview HERE.

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SCDP Slams Lindsey Graham for Backpedaling on Quid Pro Quo Comments

SCDP Slams Lindsey Graham for Backpedaling on Quid Pro Quo Comments

SCDP Slams Lindsey Graham for Backpedaling on Quid Pro Quo Comments

Columbia, S.C. — Today, Trav Robertson, chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, released the following statement slamming Lindsey Graham for backpedaling on his comments that a quid pro quo with Ukraine would be “disturbing” and “off-the-rails” after former National Security Advisor John Bolton confirmed the corruption.

“Lindsey Graham has once again flip-flopped on a serious issue that is important to all South Carolinians,” Robertson said. “This isn’t about the 2020 election, and this isn’t about John Bolton. This is about South Carolina’s values of fairness, honesty and justice prevailing. Lindsey Graham, however, only cares about playing Washington political games, not representing the people of South Carolina and their interests.”

After the whistleblower report and the Trump-Zelensky transcript was released, Lindsey Graham stated a quid pro quo with Ukraine would be “disturbing”. Just this week though, Former National Security Advisor John Bolton confirmed that there was indeed a quid pro quo between President Trump and Ukraine. Despite previously saying a quid pro quo would be “off-the-rails” wrong, Lindsey Graham stated that the allegations by John Bolton did not merit convicting the President.

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