Earlier this evening, we submitted our petition entitled “Please Repudiate Mitt Romney’s Statement That 47% of Americans Are ‘Victims’ Dependent on the Government” to Congressman Chris Gibson. We pointed out to Representative Gibson that many of the people Romney nonchalantly dismissed—ex-military personnel, students, retirees on Social Security and Medicare—are also his constituents. We told Mr. Gibson that many of his constituents are angry, and feel personally insulted by Romney’s callous remarks. We said they want to hear their Congressman renounce what Romney said.
So far, 425 people have signed the petition. Many of them added sharp comments to their signatures. A number of them said flat-out that they would not vote for Gibson unless he renounced Romney’s remarks. But will Rep. Gibson actually stand up and do that? Will he stand up to Mitt Romney and stand up for his constituents?
I frankly don’t know. But we told Rep. Gibson that the petition would stay in place until he responded to it. The more people who sign the petition—and the more people who call Gibson’s Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-5614—the more likely Gibson is to renounce Romney’s remarks.
Chris Gibson’s constituents are not victims. We are not victims. Let him know that.
I’ll keep you posted.