Political schizophrenia in the NY-22

On January 28, 2015, M V Consulting, Inc president Michael “Vass” Vasquez appeared on the morning talk show Talk of the Town with Mark Piersma and Frank Elias, on WUTQ FM. The conversation covered recent votes in Congress by NY 22nd congressional district Rep. Richard Hanna. The key votes in question were on immigration – specifically the Executive Orders by President Obama in 2014 and 2012 – as well as abortion.

The main concern raised by Mr. Vasquez, a former candidate for the NY-22 seat in 2014, was the fact that Rep. Hanna vote both for action against President Obama’s overreach of power with regard to immigration law, and at the same time, on the same Bill (HR 240), under Amendment 7 voted against taking action against the President for doing the very same thing. The actions by Rep. Hanna equate, as Mr. Vasquez stated, to being on both sides of the fence on the issue. The lack of clarity being both an insult to and a violation of the will of voters.

In the same discussion, the sensitive issue of abortion was also covered. Rep. Hanna has consistently stated for the record that he is opposed to abortion. But he has voted in favor of abortion, and late-term abortion for up to 5 month in pregnancy, in 2012, 2013, and again in 2015. The public statements are in direct opposition to the votes being made in the name of the people of the 22nd District – which Rep. Hanna has publicly stated is opposed to spending federal funds to support abortions. Once again this is a violation of the will of the voters that elected Rep. Hanna to represent them in Congress.

Later in the discussion, after some technical difficulties with the line, Mr. Vasquez covered the then current news of former-Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver being arrested on charges of corruption. Mr. Silver has just been formally indicted on these charges. Lastly, the discussion with mark Piersma and Frank Elias address the status of likely deserter and traitor Bowe Bergdahl and the Army report that has been delayed by the Obama Administration since October 2014.

The video contains the entire on-air discussion without edit.

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