Pence to Pose for Photo Op at Former GM Plant While Trump Admin Moves to Take Health Care Away from Millions During a Pandemic
Today, on the same day that the Trump administration is filing a legal brief in support of eliminating the Affordable Care Act, Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the site of the former General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. Despite Trump’s promises that all the jobs would come back before the plant shuttered over a year ago, thousands of Ohio jobs have been eliminated, displacing workers and families and devastating the surrounding community.
For Our Future Ohio spokesperson Chelsea Kiene issued the following statement:
“In a single day, the Trump administration’s broken promises are on full display. Between his relentless attacks on health care and his empty rhetoric on protecting jobs, Trump has failed Ohio. Making matters worse, Trump’s most recent attempt to strip health care away comes amid his disastrous coronavirus response and as more than a million Ohioans have filed for unemployment in recent weeks.”
Mike Pence’s visit also comes as a new Quinnipiac University poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leading Donald Trump in Ohio.
In 2019, For Our Future Ohio released a documentary on the Lordstown plant closure and the impact of President Trump’s economic policies on workers and Ohio. The documentary, “Promises Broken,” features interviews with GM Lordstown retirees, workers, and community members, as well as U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. The documentary can be viewed at PromisesBrokenDoc.com.