Applegate Challenging Anti-Women Incumbent Darrell Issa
Today social justice attorney Sandra Fluke endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for Congress in California’s 49th Congressional District. Applegate is challenging vulnerable Republican Rep. Darrell Issa.
In 2012 Issa, then Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, held a hearing on insurance coverage for reproductive health under the Affordable Care Act. The panel was all-male, in part because Issa refused to let Fluke testify. It was at this hearing that Rep. Carolyn Maloney famously asked, “where are the women?”
“I know firsthand that Rep. Darrel Issa is exactly what is wrong with Washington,” said Fluke. “I trust Colonel Doug Applegate to defend women’s rights and access to healthcare, unlike Issa who continues to wage partisan crusades.”
Issa supported a constitutional amendment that would outlaw abortion. Issa also voted many times to cut preventative care for women, including birth control and cancer screenings. Issa even voted against protecting working women from being fired for using birth control.
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