Campaign 2010

Oct 22, 2012

Ricky Gill’s Answers on Women’s Health As Thin As His Resume

Republican congressional candidate Ricky Gill, who has never held a full-time job, has inflated his resume to mislead voters. And at a recent debate, he continued to mislead voters by dodging major questions.
 
When asked about defunding Planned Parenthood during a recent debate, Gill stumbled and refused to give a straight answer, saying the issue was “not on the tip of people’s tongue,” and “his campaign was focused instead on ‘bread and butter issues.’” Women make up 50.3% of California’s population, and their health directly affects not only them but their entire families.

“Ricky Gill’s answers on critical issues like women’s health are as thin as his resume,” said Amber Moon of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “The fact that Ricky Gill thinks women’s health doesn’t need to be addressed because it’s ‘not on the tip of people’s tongues’ is laughable. Access to life-saving health services is a top issue facing all women and the families that depend on them. Maybe Ricky Gill should check in one of Mitt Romney’s binders for some information about women’s health.”

Even the San Francisco Chronicle wrote of Gill, “His professional resume is as thin as some of his positions. He gets vague in a hurry when the subject turns to critical issues such as climate change, abortion rights, same-sex marriage and immigration reform.”

For more information about Ricky Gill’s inflated resume, visit RickysRealResume.com

Background:

Gill Did Not Answer Question on Planned Parenthood Issue Important to Women and Claimed He was Focused on Other “Bread and Butter Issues.” In October 2012 at a debate Gill was asked “in the recent Presidential debate, Governor Romney indicated that he would defund Planned Parenthood, if elected.  Do you support this?” Gill said “I can tell you uh my stance on these issues I uh for one don’t believe in federal funding for abortion that is part of the Hyde amendment, and has been Congressional practice now for several decades.  Um, what I will say with respect to these issues writ large is my focus and this campaign has really been on the bread and butter issues, putting people back to work, fixing our schools, remedying this foreclosure crisis, cleaning up government…so I have not uh emphasized uh the social issues per sea in this campaign, they’re not on the tip of people’s tongue, what I have talked about is uh putting our community first.” [University of the Pacific Debate, 14:24, Published 10/16/12]
 
Women Make Up 50.3% of Population in California. According to the census, women make up 50.3% of the population in California. [Census, 2011]
 
Gill Failed to Get Endorsement Because of His Thin Resume & Vague Positions. In 2012, the San Francisco Chronicle endorsed McNerney because of Gill’s thin resume. “Even less persuasive is Gill's argument that he is ready for Capitol Hill. His professional resume is as thin as some of his positions. He gets vague in a hurry when the subject turns to critical issues such as climate change, abortion rights, same-sex marriage and immigration reform.” [Editorial, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/18/12]


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