6 Questions Republican Congressman Bob Dold needs to answer

Deerfield, IL — Republican Congressman Bob Dold (IL-10) has said voting for Hillary Clinton would be a “disaster” and that he would not support her over Donald Trump (NBC, 10/17/16). Every reasonable person knows that if Hillary Clinton does not become the next President, then the dangerous and unfit Donald Trump will.


With that in mind, here are some questions for Bob Dold to answer. People having the opportunity to pose them to Dold at upcoming forums and debates or on the campaign trail at a different time should ask Dold the following:

  1. Does Bob Dold think Donald Trump, a person who threatened to jail his political opponent, who believes climate change is a hoax, who wants to abolish the EPA, who wants to punish women who have abortions, who thinks adding more guns prevents mass shootings, who’s boasted about grabbing women by their genitals, who’s been accused of inappropriate groping, and who wants to repeal birthright citizenship, would be a better President than Hillary Clinton? If so, please explain. If he thinks Trump would be worse — something Bob Dold has not even said — why won’t Dold endorse Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump?
  2. Does Bob Dold think America would be safer if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump were commander-in-chief with access to the nuclear codes?
  3. Who would appoint better justices to the Supreme Court — Hillary Clinton, who wants to protect Roe v. Wade or Donald Trump, who has said he wants to appoint justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade?
  4. Bob Dold headlined a fundraiser called “Beat Hillary at the Distillery” for a pro-Trump group. How many anti-Trump fundraisers has Dold headlined?
  5. Why hasn’t Bob Dold publicly urged his supporters to not vote for Donald Trump?
  6. Why does Bob Dold think numerous Republicans who have served in Republican Administrations have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President but no House Republican up for election this fall, including Dold, has endorsed Hillary Clinton?

Bob Dold claims to be a problem solver, but either Bob Dold doesn’t think a Trump presidency would be a problem or he’s not interested in solving it, even though a Trump presidency would damage the lives of 10th District voters who care about women’s choice, the environment, immigration reform, and gun violence.

Voting is underway. Trump and Pence have not been stopped.

It’s clear that Bob Dold lacks the courage and/or the judgment to continue to represent the 10th District. This November, Dold will be voted out of the office he’s proven to put above the interests of the people of the 10th District.

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