Hell froze over this week when U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette endorsed President Trump’s call to take flavored e-cigarettes off the market.
I don’t often agree with the Trump admin, but on this I do. These flavored nicotine products are causing real harm to the health of our children. That’s why I filed legislation months ago to ban them in the U.S. We have to do more to protect our kids. https://t.co/swQKt3iLkg
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) September 11, 2019
(Trump’s) announcement comes amid a mysterious outbreak of illnesses associated with people using vape pens and e-cigarettes for marijuana and nicotine. In recent weeks, more than 450 people have been hospitalized for lung diseases, often accompanied by shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, fatigue, vomiting and fevers.
DeGette was hot on the “ban everything” wagon this week, and successfully pushed through her measure in the House Judiciary Committee to ban high-capacity magazines nationwide.
We have no idea what her legislation would actually do.
Has anyone bothered to inform her that magazines are not actually bullets, as she once famously, and incorrectly, explained?
Meanwhile, DeGette is still complaining about the BLM move to Grand Junction, and managed to insult the Western Slope workforce this week while she was at it.
Democrats are dragging their feet on support, claiming unfilled staff vacancies in D.C. would get even worse if they relocated to Colorado, where they assume no one is familiar or experienced in such pesky land issues.
DeGette demanded the Trump administration present her with a plan for staffing after the move
“Do you think simply moving the office will solve the staffing problems? What is your longer-term plan?” DeGette asked.
The proposal would shift 74 positions that currently focus on national issues to state functions, which DeGette said is still not enough to deal with current vacancies.
How about this for plan, Ms. DeGette — hire Coloradans.