HOUSE SPEAKER VOTE
Date: January 17, 2017
Issue: “Shall Representative Edgmon be elected Speaker of the House?”
George Rauscher: Yea.
Abstract: Representative Edgmon is an abortion proponent and opposes pro-life legislative actions. The Speaker of the House controls which bills are heard for vote.
Voting an abortion proponent into the Speaker’s Chair puts all pro-life legislation at risk while granting a significant advantage to pro-abortion and other social and morally compromised bills and actions.
This single vote qualifies as a vote against every single legislative action that Representative Rauscher committed to sponsor, co-sponsor, or public support in his 2016 Legislation Survey.
Furthermore, this single vote was made with the express, written knowledge that:
The AKRTL PAC will regard a vote for legislation containing language in violation to that described above as a vote in direct opposition to the Affirmation you signed. This action will result in immediate removal of your AKRTL PAC endorsement and will be reported in subsequent communications from Alaska Right to Life to the grassroots activists in our state.
Many have – and will – argue that Representative Edgmon would have become Speaker of the House regardless of how all House Republicans voted. And they’re probably right. But offering a defense of doing the wrong thing simply because it’s doomed to fail is no defense at all.
Let’s be clear on one thing:
“I know of no way to judge the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what here has been in the conduct of,” Representative George Rauscher in the past two years to “…justify the hopes with which so many have been pleased to solace themselves?”
“I know of no way to judge the future but by the past.”
What can you do? What’s your role in this? Let Representative Rauscher know how you feel about his vote for a democrat pro-abortion Speaker of the House.