Press Release

Press Release

LAWLER CAMPAIGN SLAMS MONDAIRE JONES AND DCCC FOR THEIR LIES ABOUT LEGISLATION THAT ACTUALLY GIVES PREGNANT WOMEN MORE OPTIONS

January 19, 2024

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Pearl River, NY, 1/19/2024 – In response to recent false attacks from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and Mondaire Jones regarding H.R. 6914, the Pregnant Students’ Rights Act, and H.R. 6918, the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act, Chris Russell, spokesperson for the Lawler for Congress campaign, issued the following statement:

“It’s clear the cold weather must have frozen the brains of hacks at the DCCC and Mondaire Jones’ campaign,” continued Russell. “The idea that they are now on record stating that a young woman who becomes pregnant at college should be bullied and shamed into having an abortion, and starved of the ability to make an informed decision about her own reproductive health, is sick and twisted stuff.”

“The deeply personal choice these young women are confronted with should be respected, regardless of what that choice is,” concluded Russell.

New York’s 17th Congressional District is just north of New York City and contains all or parts of Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester Counties.

CONGRESSMAN MIKE LAWLER RAISES OVER $3.31 MILLION IN 2023

January 8, 2024

Lawler campaign enters 2024 with over $2.5 million cash-on-hand, in strong position to win re-election in NY-17

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Pearl River, NY, 1/8/2023… The Lawler for Congress campaign released the following statement after raising over $3,311,000 in 2023, putting Congressman Mike Lawler among the top freshman fundraisers in the House for the entire year.

“Congressman Lawler has kept his promise to be a bipartisan problem solver in Washington and his supporters in the Hudson Valley and across the country acknowledged his efforts with over $700,000 in contributions in Q4, ensuring Congressman Lawler enters 2024 with over $2.5 million cash-on-hand,”  said Lawler for Congress spokesman Chris Russell. “Mike and the team are grateful to everyone who contributed to make 2023 so successful and we are ready to win in 2024.”

“Congressman Lawler’s radical opponent, Mondaire Jones, described himself as a ‘socialist’, called for defunding the police, embraced open borders, and supported dangerous cashless bail laws while compiling one of the partisan and extreme voting records in the entire House – and then his own party chased him out of office,” said Russell. “No amount of spending by dark-money liberal PACs or radical efforts to gerrymander New York’s maps can change those facts or make him electable in the Hudson Valley.”

LAWLER CAMPAIGN CALLS INTO QUESTION SQUAD-LOVING MONDAIRE JONES’ SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL

January 8, 2024

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1/8/2024, New City, NY – As Israel has fought to defend itself against the existential threat of Hamas, far-left politicians have begun turning on our greatest ally, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren who have criticized and even called for the ending of aid to Israel in its hour of need. Mondaire Jones, who claims to support Israel, aligned himself closely with ‘the Squad’ while in Congress, who proudly touted endorsements from Senators Warren and Sanders in a newly unearthed podcast with Mehdi Hasanwhose anti-Israel views were too extreme for even MSNBC, and proudly affiliated himself with the Democratic Socialists of America in 2019.

During the podcast, Mondaire Jones is touted as the newest member of ‘the Squad’, with Mehdi Hassan heralding him:

Mehdi Hasan: “The Squad looks like it’s set to grow on Capitol Hill. This week saw big historic wins for progressives in Democratic congressional primaries.”

Mondaire Jones: More people who have the lived experiences that would inform our policy discussions should be at the table of power—fighting tooth and nail for the things we say we care about as the Democratic Party.

Mehdi Hasan: “That’s Mondaire Jones!”

Later in the interview, Mondaire Jones proudly touts endorsements from Sanders and Warren, stating:

Mondaire Jones: “Elizabeth Warren, Julián Castro, and Bernie Sanders have all endorsed my campaign.”

Mehdi Hasan: “A very good trio to be endorsed by, I’ll say.”

Ciro Riccardi, campaign manager for Congressman Mike Lawler, reacted to the unearthed interview.

“Mondaire Jones can’t have it both ways.  You either stand with Israel and denounce the anti-Israel rhetoric of people like Senators Warren, Sanders, and his fellow ‘Squad’ members or you don’t.  It’s time for moral clarity, not straddling the fence. Which is it, Mondaire?” asked Riccardi.  “Jones can try to rebrand himself a ‘pragmatist’ all he wants, but the truth is he’s a self-described ‘socialist’ with one of the most extreme voting records in Congress.”

Congressman Mike Lawler remains committed to supporting Israel in its time of existential need, and will not let radical leftists like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren change his mind.

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