Whether I agree with her politics or not, Rep. McMorris Rodgers has crossed the line for me. It is one thing to put forth differing stances and positions from your opponent; it is a far different behavior to deliberately launch false accusations, use fear-mongering and spread lies about your opponent.
I am referring to her claim that Lisa Brown is endangering vulnerable children by blatantly misrepresenting one bill that Lisa opposed while in the state Senate in 1996.
She opposed the bill because it didn’t go far enough to limit sex offender housing, by not including preschools and daycare centers for areas of protection. And, in fact, she was one of the state senators who, in 2005, established “community protection zones” specifically to protect school areas.
Yet, Rep. McMorris Rodgers has mailed thousands of accusatory, fear-spewing attack ads to voters.
Lisa Brown has always championed protections for vulnerable citizens, including our children. Lisa Brown could attack her opponent with similar false news accusations, but rather, Lisa is focusing her campaign on how she will improve the lives for all Spokanites.
Let her example shine above the lack of honesty or civility that our current representative offers.