MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – During a Republican U.S. Senate forum in West Virginia, former-Democrat Evan Jenkins rolled out lie after lie. But all the rhetoric in the world can’t cover up Jenkins’ record of supporting Joe Manchin, John Kerry, funding for Planned Parenthood, gun control, cap-and-trade, and tax increases. Evan Jenkins’ record speaks the truth. Let’s take a look.
Lie #1: Evan Jenkins touted his vote for the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill as proof that he supported funding a wall along America’s southern border.
REALITY: Conservative members of Congress and news outlets criticized the omnibus for severely underfunding efforts to build a southern border wall and containing language that severely restricts that effort. The omnibus also continues to fund dangerous sanctuary cities that protect criminals.
Lie #2: Evan Jenkins declared, “If you want to know if Evan Jenkins is pro-life just look at my voting record.” Jenkins also falsely declared that the omnibus doesn’t fund Planned Parenthood.
REALITY: Evan Jenkins voted for the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that funded Planned Parenthood. PBS News explicitly declared: “The bill continues current policies. Planned Parenthood would remain eligible for federal grants.” Jenkins also filled out a 2006 survey in which he refused to oppose taxpayer-funded abortions and voted for pro-abortion nominees in the state legislature (Charleston Daily Mail, July 2, 2003; Charleston Gazette, March 11, 2003).
Lie #3: Evan Jenkins claimed that a Morrisey family lobbying firm received thousands of dollars from Planned Parenthood.
REALITY: Jenkins is lobbing a false attack at Patrick Morrisey’s wife, Denise. The truth is, Denise Morrisey has never lobbied on behalf of Planned Parenthood, and a public statement from her firm declares that she has never received compensation from Planned Parenthood.
Lie #4: Evan Jenkins called himself a proud supporter of the Second Amendment.
REALITY: Jenkins voted against an NRA-backed bill to prohibit cities and counties from restricting the right of any person to purchase, possess, transfer, own, carry or sell any firearm (Charleston Gazette, 03/04/99; West Virginia House Journal, P. 997, 03/03/99).
Evan Jenkins also supported the omnibus spending bill that funds the CDC to research and validate the gun grabbers’ anti-gun agenda.