Washington, D.C. – Here’s a safe bet: when typical politician Rodney Davis visited the Eastern Illinois Foodbank yesterday, he sure didn’t let slip that he voted for a $40 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
As Davis posed for a pre-Christmas photo-op, there was nary a word from the lifetime political insider about the fact that his food stamp cut would kick 170,000 low-income veterans off the program. Or that Davis’s vote means children, the elderly, the disabled and people who work – those who make up the vast majority of food assistance recipients – would face massive food cuts.
“It’s no surprise that a lifetime political insider like Rodney Davis is working overtime at trying to have it both ways on an issue,” said Andy Stone, Communications Director for House Majority PAC. “Of course, it’s the absolute height of hypocrisy that Rodney Davis went for a pre-Christmas feel good food bank photo-op while supporting $40 billion in food cuts to veterans, children, the elderly and the disabled.”