The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is now using very harsh language in depicting House Democrats that are now allowing other members or proxies to vote on their behalf. Of those House Democrats that have already avoided “showing up for work” in their so-called “staycation,” are Reps. Ted Deutch (FL), Veronica Escobar (TX), Lois Frankel (FL), Eddie Johnson (TX), Al Lawson (FL), Marc Veasey (TX), Filemon Vela (TX), and Vicente Gonzalez (TX).
NRCC Spokeswoman Camille Gallo said that House Democrats, “officially turned over their vote to another member of Congress, depriving their districts of representation during a global pandemic.”
But while Gallo aims at all Democrats, it appears her focus is on Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who is in one of the most competitive districts in the entire country, a seat that Republicans may be in a position to win back. Rep. Mucarsel-Powell is currently self-quarantining after possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus after visiting a nursing home in her district. Gallo points to that self-quarantine, calling it a “political stunt” and referring to the Congresswoman’s actions as “stupid.”
“Will her own stupidity force her to leave her constituents without representation? Or will she vow to show up for work?” questioned Gallo.
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, who has been one of the harshest critics of President Trump and pushed for his impeachment in the house, has recently targeted FEMA by asking them for their hurricane preparedness plan as the 2020 storm season begins.
There is no question that the NRCC is targeting Mucarsel-Powell’s seat and now her “staycation”, as is the Trump campaign. Mucarsel-Powell will face the winner of the Republican congressional primary race between firefighter Omar Blanco and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.