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February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
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Hogan’s Strategy on Trump: Ignore Reality, Neglect Lawyers and Censor Constituents
Annapolis, Md. — This week, Maryland Democrats will continue to defend the state from Donald Trump’s harmful agenda by giving Attorney General Brian Frosh the authority to file lawsuits against the federal government.
What is Governor Hogan’s plan? Ignore reality, neglect lawyers and censor constituents.
Ignore Reality: During an interview this weekend, Hogan highlighted how Trump is at the top of Marylanders’ minds, but nevertheless complained, “… the only questions we get about it is, ‘Why aren’t you protesting Donald Trump?’ and, ‘Why don’t you go to BWI to do this and that?’ I don’t see that as my role,” Hogan said.”
Neglect Lawyers: According to the Baltimore Sun, “Frosh said Friday that he asked the Republican governor nine days earlier for the go-ahead to sue over Trump’s freeze on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, but hadn’t received an answer.”
Censor Constituents: Hogan and his team were caught censoring and banning constituents on his official Facebook. More than 450 people have been blocked from Hogan’s page over the past two years.
The Governor doesn’t want to admit it, but Trump’s agenda is already having a harmful impact on Maryland:
Detentions and Disruptions: Trump’s controversial travel ban – which Hogan refused to denounce – led to the detention of a 5-year-old boy, a Maryland resident and citizen, at Dulles International Airport. Hogan did not step in to assist.
Local organizations reported that the travel ban was “tearing [Maryland] families apart” and affected hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Health Care Scare: Trump and Washington Republicans’ talk of repealing the Affordable Care Act leaves the health care of 400,000 Marylanders in jeopardy and a projected negative fiscal impact of $2.2 billion in Maryland.
Economic Worries: Some analysts worry that Trump’s federal government hiring freeze would have “an instant chilling effect on a state already suffering tepid job creation while impairing the ability of government to function.”
Maryland Democratic Party executive director Chuck Conner released the following statement:
“It’s disappointing that instead of working with Democrats to defend Maryland families from Trump’s harmful agenda, Governor Hogan is sticking to his plan of censoring constituents, neglecting lawyers and overall ignoring reality. Whether it’s kicking people off their healthcare, threatening jobs or tearing families apart, Maryland can’t afford for Governor Hogan to continue sitting on his hands while Trump’s agenda hurts our state.”