LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Spanberger not a moderate

To the editor:

I was hopeful that Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger would be the “moderate” Democrat she campaigned as in 2018. Instead, as a member of the House of Representatives, she votes with Nancy Pelosi 92 percent of the time and nearly always along party lines on important issues.

As a former CIA officer, she should have understood how inappropriate impeachment of the president was. Spanberger should have viewed the allegations with the scrutiny they deserved. Instead, she voted against the sentiments of most of her constituents and remained in the good graces of her party and out-of-state donors.

Spanberger is endorsed by NARAL and Planned Parenthood with 100 percent ratings. These organizations endorse partial-birth abortions. She did not voice disagreement with our governor as to what should happen to babies born alive during an abortion.

When it comes to gun rights, she is on the wrong side again. Spanberger endorsed a federal gun ban in 2019, but this is not discussed on her website. Worse, she has not condemned the violence against the police, in our cities, or Antifa.

She views climate change as “settled science” and a threat to our national security. The biggest threat to our national security was the degradation that our military endured before President Trump took office. If she was truly representing our district, she would have voted more in line with the president.

Her campaign is funded heavily by out-of-state interests and only 18 percent of her campaign contributions have come from the 7th District. These out-of-state donors are getting what they paid for.

Nick Freitas is a former Green Beret and combat veteran who has literally put his life on the line for Americans and American ideals. As a state legislator, he has demonstrated that he will protect our Second Amendment rights and the lives of the unborn, and will be responsive as our representative. He supports law and order in our streets, and a strong military. He will be an advocate of our God-given individual rights. Do not believe the misrepresentations of the Democrats that he is against covering pre-existing medical conditions. He has made his position clear, yet the negative Democrat ads misrepresent this.

In 2018, Spanberger was a strong advocate of debates, but now will not agree to a debate with Freitas. Instead, the Democrats have responded to his nomination by trying to get him thrown off the ballot so she can run unopposed. This is a slap in the face to her constituents.

Abigail Spanberger is just another run-of-the-mill Democrat who will nearly always stand with her party regardless of the issue. I am hopeful that Nick Freitas will win the election and we will have a true representation of our values.

Susan Fanfarillo


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