He mocked a disabled reporter, yet her son, Cole, has disabilities. He demeans and sexually assaults women; Cathy has daughters Gracie and Brynn Catherine. Most of us draw the line on someone’s speech and actions when it harms our family, but not Cathy McMorris Rodgers. 

She supports Donald Trump’s words and actions, even above her family. 

Last May she stated, “In the months ahead he will have to earn the presidency by demonstrating that he has the temperament for the job. I would like to ask him some questions about some of the statements he’s made.”  

It’s five months later and McMorris Rodgers has not asked him questions. She supports his statements: “When people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia,” “I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding” and “I go up and grab and I can do this.”

If she will not represent and stand up for herself or her children, she has no intention of standing up for the people of the 5th Congressional District. Other Republicans are disavowing Trump, but not McMorris Rodgers. Vote her out of office this November!

Pat Bates

 Clarkston