After Trump Blames ‘Blue States’ for Increasing Coronavirus Death Rates, Long Calls Out Herrera Beutler for her Silence on President’s Actions
VANCOUVER, WA —Today Carolyn Long, candidate for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District responded to President Trump’s suggestion that “blue states” are to blame for increasing the nation’s death rate from coronavirus. He stated, “if you take the blue states out, we’re at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”
“COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate against red states or blue states—it impacts all Americans, regardless of where they live,” said Long.
“I’ve been encouraged by Southwest Washingtonians stepping up, putting their lives on hold, and practicing responsible social distancing. Despite these sacrifices, the president failed Southwest Washington. He repeatedly downplayed the virus over the last six months, despite knowing how deadly it was.
“And now, with expanded unemployment benefits expired over a month ago, Washingtonians jobless, and too many small businesses closed for good, the president, Congress, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, have failed to do their job and pass additional legislation to protect Americans and put conditions in place for economic recovery.
“Is Jaime Herrera Beutler going to speak up for her constituents? And call out the president for his rhetoric and inaction? We’re used to silence from our representative, but we deserve better,” said Long.
Carolyn Long is running for Congress in Southwest Washington (WA-03) for the 2020 election. She previously was the Democratic nominee for Washington’s 3rd District in 2018. She resides in Vancouver with her family and teaches at WSU-Vancouver. Long has served Southwest Washington for more than 25 years, as a WSU college professor and community leader. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.