A candidate’s lies often become more and more far-fetched the more desperate said candidate becomes for attention and support. This fact is increasingly evident in Washington’s 8th congressional district race where a no-name Democrat is taking on incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert.
Reichert’s left-wing opponent—who we won’t even bother to name because, well, he is irrelevant—claims that the the 5-term congressman “has not sponsored one piece of legislation that has been passed into law and is on the opposite side of his constituents on almost every issue” on his website. The Seattle Times recently saw fit to call the Democrat out on his blatant—and far-fetched—lie.
Reichert has a record of sponsoring and co-sponsoring more than 82 successful bills including legislation to “improve financial compensation to local governments for Homeland Security information sharing… emergency preparedness and aid for veterans.” Further, Reichert has sponsored legislation that has been “wrapped into larger bills, as frequently happens in Congress.” The Seattle Times,
“In 2012, for example, Reichert’s “Housing for Heroes” bill language was included in a larger piece of legislation to combat homelessness among U.S. military veterans.
“In 2006, Reichert’s FEMA-reform bill, the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, was included in Homeland Security legislation signed into law by President Bush. (Reichert later complained Bush had weakened some FEMA reforms through presidential “signing statements.”)
“An anti-sex trafficking bill sponsored by Reichert was included in a related package of legislation that is awaiting a signature from the president.”
Aside from the fact that the Democrat attack is an unarguable fabrication, the lie reveals what is perhaps an even more problematic reality: neither the Democrat candidate nor his party handlers have any idea how Congress operates. Additionally, they appear incapable of using basic search platforms like GovTrack.us which allows users a painfully simple means to search U.S. Congress members’ legislative histories.
The Seattle Times reports that Reichert’s opponent has since deleted the lie from his website. And Reichert will make that web site completely irrelevant on election day.