I was fortunate to be able to attend the debate between Congressman Chris Gibson and his opponent, Julian Schreibman, last week in Morris Hall.
I appreciate our congressman’s record of working with others to find solutions to the problems we face. Not only has he worked to solve local problems, but he has been a vocal supporter of the only truly bipartisan budget proposal offered in the U.S. House, Cooper-LaTourette, which outlines a path to job creation through keeping taxes low, relieving burdensome regulations and addressing rising healthcare costs.
I found that Mr. Schreibman was inclined to divisiveness, especially as he sought repeatedly to misrepresent the congressman’s stance on the “District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.” As Mr. Gibson explained, the bill contained almost exactly the same provisions as the New York state law regarding late-term abortions, something no New Yorkers complain is “extreme” or “anti-woman.” This law simply prohibits late-term abortions in the District of Columbia, which is under the governance and jurisdiction of the federal government pursuant to the Constitution and the D.C. charter, unless in the case of threat to life of the mother and is silent on rape and incest.
Chris Gibson has represented us intelligently, fairly and energetically, and he deserves your vote!