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Statement from Commander Plumb on Reed’s Self-Serving Support for Trump

Jamestown, New York – The following is a statement from U.S. Navy Commander John Plumb, fourth generation western New Yorker and candidate for Congress in New York’s 23rd district, on Congressman Reed’s continued support for Donald Trump in light of recent comments caught on tape that are disgusting and inexcusable. The actions being discussed are also potentially criminal.

"Congressman Tom Reed has support for Donald Trump that knows no bounds. In light of the events of the past 24 hours, leaders from his own political party across the country are calling for a change. In contrast, Congressman Reed is refusing to give up his position as Campaign Co-Chair of Trump’s campaign in New York State. This shouldn’t surprise us. Congressman Reed will do and say anything to advance his own self-interests at the expense of all of us here in the Southern Tier. And it is clear that he made a self-serving political calculation that this is the best way to advance his Washington career and the special interests that he protects.

"This dangerous doublespeak of pretending to stand with victims while advancing a candidate that demeans women and promotes sexual violence is damaging to our entire country."

Background:

When Tom Reed flew down to Miami to introduce Trump as a “good man, a good family person, and somebody I’m proud to call a friend,” Trump responded by telling him that he would not forget.

John Plumb is a member of the United States Navy Reserve. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.

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