For Immediate Release
July 30, 2020
EMILY’s List Calls on NRCC and Republican Leadership to Disavow Dan Rodimer
WASHINGTON, D.C — A new Associated Press report reveals that Dan Rodimer, Republican candidate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, was the subject of 911 calls alleging domestic abuse and theft, the latest revelation of a long and violent record. In response, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement:
“Dan Rodimer is unfit to represent the people of Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. With assault and theft allegations as well as battery charges, Rodimer’s behavior is beneath the office he seeks to serve, and he should withdraw immediately. The Republican leadership’s refusal to hold Rodimer accountable for his actions is yet another manifestation of the misogyny that runs rampant in their party. We reject this toxic normalization of violence against women and look forward to helping to reelect Rep. Susie Lee in November.”
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