On Tuesday, Rep. Trey Gowdy attempted to explain away his ongoing support for the most openly misogynistic candidate ever to seek the Presidency. The latest excuse that Gowdy offered to the Herald Journal was that Trump remains steadfast on “the issues most important to me,” including “national security, economic opportunity” and “the rule of law.”
Wednesday afternoon, under pressure from both his opponent and news media, Congressman Gowdy agreed to a debate format with his opponent, Democrat Chris Fedalei. He previously called off an event with the same format after weeks of negotiations and an agreement in principle. The debate will feature a one-on-one discussion between the two candidates, moderated by Dr. Danielle Vinson of Furman.
Chambers isn’t sure what he’ll be doing after November — it all depends on the election results, of course — but he’s confident that regardless, he’ll be working to build a progressive voting base in South Carolina. “There is a direct correlation between energy of the young South Carolina electorate and values that we’re fighting for. We’re making sure that energy is represented at the state and national level where we need more candidates like Chris Fedalei."
"Six years and millions of taxpayer dollars later, we know the kind of Congressman we have - one who won’t protect South Carolinians from Zika, who won’t compromise on criminal justice reform, and who continues to support a profoundly unqualified nominee for President. With his absent leadership at the helm, we’re stuck with a result that does nothing for South Carolina.
Apparently, the one person he refuses to hold accountable is himself.”
"It was really important for us to come out and be here because I think events like this bring together people," said Chris Fedalei, the Democratic candidate running against U.S. Rep Trey Gowdy in the 4th Congressional District. "With everything going on in the world today we need to bring people from different backgrounds together."
Chris Fedalei outlines his proposals for fighting the Zika virus on a state and national level, calling on Congress to pass funding for the Center for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and The FMAP Medicare program in Puerto Rico. Congressional inaction will only make the eventual outbreak worse and Republicans in Congress need to do what is best for their constituents and the country.
"We cannot forget that the tragic situation in Dallas did not end the way it began – police were posing for pictures with protesters, doing their jobs while concerned citizens made themselves heard. And at the end of the evening, far too many sacrificed in the noblest way possible – protecting these very same people and the freedoms that we all value so dearly."