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Michelle Steel Silent as Donald Trump Holds COVID-19 Superspreader Fundraiser in CA-48

Oct 18, 2020

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Today, as President Donald Trump hosts a disruptive and taxpayer-funded fundraising event in California’s 48th district during the coronavirus crisis, Michelle Steel remains silent.

Steel has repeatedly been silent after President Trump’s numerous outrageous actions, including:

  • When President Trump failed to condemn QAnon, an FBI designated domestic terror threat, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump initially declined California’s bipartisan emergency wildfire funding request, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump instructed Congress to “stop negotiating” an emergency COVID-19 package, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump potentially infected our brave Secret Sevice Agents with COVID-19 for a photo-op, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump admitted to downplaying the severity of the coronavirus and misleading the American public, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump referred to our fallen soldiers as “losers,” Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump allowed Russia to put bounties on our soldiers’ heads without consequence, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump referred to the coronavirus as the “Kung Flu,” Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump was implicated in a pay-to-play scheme with her husband and business partner to influence our election through Chinese Communist Party officials, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump attempted to remove health care protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump moved to undermine Social Security, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump encouraged Americans to commit a felony and vote twice, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump cheered on the undermining of the United States Postal Service, Michelle Steel was silent.
  • When President Trump ransacked FEMA’s budget, taking away crucial support to fight California wildfires, Michelle Steel was silent.

Reacting to Steel’s continued silence when it comes to Donald Trump, Harley for Congress Campaign Manager Alyssa Napuri released the following statement:

“Time and time again, Michelle Steel has refused to put County over Party and stand up to President Trump. Congressman Harley Rouda has worked with President Trump to pass three pieces of legislation into law — but he will never stay silent when our Commander in Chief disgraces our nation.

Unlike Congressman Harley Rouda, Michelle Steel lacks the courage to stand up to leaders of her party and protect seniors, AAPI residents, and military families in California’s 48th District. She won’t put her country before her party, and she won’t put the lives of Orange County residents before her personal interests.”

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