‘I don’t work for Joe!’ DEMOCRAT rep. shuns Biden in campaign ads bragging about her ties to GOP — just weeks after giving the president a warm hug for cameras
- Marcy Kaptur, 76, has represented Ohio in the House of Representatives since 1982, making her the longest-serving woman in Congress
- Kaptur voted 100 percent for Biden and said in June she would support him if he ran for a second term
- In July, she was at the Cleveland airport to greet him in her condition upon arrival and he kissed her hand
- But on Thursday, Kaptur unveiled her latest campaign ad, accusing Biden of threatening Ohio jobs with his energy policies
The longest-serving woman in Congress is the longest-serving Democrat to launch an assault complaint against President Joe Biden, accusing him of hurting job prospects in her Ohio constituency.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, 76, is campaigning for her 20th term in November’s election, challenged by JR Majewski — an Air Force veteran who attended a Jan. 6 rally and has repeatedly shared pro-QAnon material.
In a new campaign ad, Kaptur, who voted 100 percent with Biden and welcomed him to her constituency in July, attacks the president head-on.
“Joe Biden is allowing Ohio solar manufacturers to be undercut by China, but Marcy Kaptur is hitting back and working with Republican Rob Portman to protect our jobs.”
Marcy Kaptur, who is running for re-election for a 20th term, has criticized Joe Biden in her latest ad
Kaptur accused Biden of threatening Ohio jobs and said she works for Ohioans, not Biden
Kaptur’s opponent in November is a man who attended the January 6 rally and regularly posts Q-Anon material
She says her rival is against her energy plan, adding, “Majewski would let energy jobs die in Ohio. But Marcy fights for every job in Ohio.”
Kaptur concludes: “Marcy Kaptur. She doesn’t work for Joe Biden. She works for you.«
Biden’s criticism will sting: On July 6, she was at the Cleveland airport to meet him as he landed in Ohio and kissed her hand.
Her move to the right is strategic: Ohio’s remapping this year made the district she’s represented for 40 years significantly more conservative, taking away parts of the Cleveland suburbs and swapping them for western areas near the Indiana border.
Biden is struggling to deflect criticism of America’s families’ economic woes, with inflation at a 40-year high and the country in recession.
Biden kisses Kaptur’s hand upon arrival at Cleveland Airport on July 6
Kaptur will speak with Biden again in Cleveland on May 27, 2021
Biden and Kaptur have known each other for decades: He entered the Senate in 1973, nine years before she was elected to Congress
Although the job market is red hot and the government has successfully cut gas prices, Biden’s disapproval rate currently stands at 54.3 percent, with 40.7 percent agreeing.
Since Jimmy Carter’s presidency, only Donald Trump has fared worse than Biden at this point in her presidency.
Kaptur’s swing away from him was opposed by Republicans, who said it was hollow.
“No one believes Marcy Kaptur is going against Joe Biden,” said Courtney Parella, spokeswoman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
“Kaptur voted 100 percent for Biden’s agenda, and her outright lies show her desperate desire to distance herself from a toxic president and her own broken record for Ohioans.”
In June, she told Fox News she would support Biden if he ran for a second term.
“A lot can happen in two years, but if President Biden is the candidate, I will support him,” Kaptur said.
“He’s the one who passed a huge infrastructure bill that has helped a lot of people in my part of the country. Most presidents are not capable of doing that in two terms.
“So if he says he’s decided to run for re-election and it looks like he will, I’ll vote for him.”