TriCities Gives Davis Thumbs Down



THUMBS DOWN TO: Rep. David Davis

East Tennessee’s freshman congressman voted against reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program this week. The bill, which will increase the number of low-to-moderate income children who have health insurance coverage, passed the House on a 225-204 vote, largely along party lines.

It wasn’t enough that Davis voted against the measure, which has bipartisan support in the Senate. He also issued a statement defending his “no” vote as a vote in favor of health care for poor children. Come again?

“I support health insurance coverage for children of low-income families, but not the growth of government in the name of children’s health,” Davis opined. “I do not support this dangerous and harmful back door method of growing our health care structure into a quasi-Socialized system.”

Of course, Davis gets his health care from the government – as do all congressmen. He just doesn’t want his constituents, not even those too young to vote, to enjoy the same security.


One thought on “TriCities Gives Davis Thumbs Down

  1. The Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act, passed in March of this year, was supported by more than 400 separate U.S. law enforcement agencies and passed in the U.S. Senate with a 100% vote.

    David Davis was the ONLY member of Tennessee’s congressional delegation to vote against this bill.

    His excuse? Tennessee already had a law against dogfighting. Davis said, “I love dogs, but I love the Constitution of the United States more.”

    Although animal fighting is prohibited by state laws from coast to coast, it is estimated that there are at least 40,000 professional dogfighters in the United States.

    Dogfighting isn’t just an East Tennessee problem. It’s a national problem, and it requires a national response.

    This isn’t about usurping state’s rights or expanding the power of the federal government.
    This is about local, state, and federal law enforcement working together to bring down organized criminal dogfighting rings to protect our families and communities.

    It takes a cheap and cynical coward to cower behind the United States Constitution as a political fig-leaf. This was a bad vote based on bad judgment and a true embarrassment for the people of East Tennessee.

    David Davis Defended Dogfighters and gave criminals a free-pass. Now, that’s a doggone shame!

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