Ben McAdams

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Ben McAdams
Ben McAdams, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
U.S. Representative from Utah's 4th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2019 – present
Predecessor Mia Love
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former Mayor of Salt Lake County
From: January 7, 2013 – January 2, 2019
Predecessor Peter Corroon
Successor Jenny Wilson
Former State Senator from Utah's 2nd District
From: December 19, 2009 – November 13, 2012
Predecessor Scott McCoy
Successor Jim Dabakis
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Julie McAdams
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
See also: Abortion Betrayals

Benjamin Michael "Ben" McAdams (born December 5, 1974, age 46) is a liberal Democrat politician serving as the current U.S. representative from Utah's 4th district, having previously been the mayor of Salt Lake County, and a state senator before that.

U.S. House of Representatives

2018 election

McAdams ran for United States House of Representatives in 2018 during a blue wave and defeated then-incumbent Never Trumper Republican Mia Love by less than 700 votes out of the nearly 270,000 casted (just over 0.25% of the vote).[1]

Phony "pro-lifer"

Despite having campaigned as supposedly being pro-life,[2] McAdams is a noted Abortion Betrayal who voted in 2011 as a state senator against allowing health care providers be granted the right to refuse performing abortions and in 2012 against a required 72-hour waiting period bill.[3] In addition, he has received an "A+" rating from Planned Parenthood in 2019[4] and currently only a "D" from the Susan B. Anthony List.[5]

Tenure

McAdams co-sponsored the left-wing Climate Action Now Act in March 2019.[6]

McAdams voted along with his party line in favor of the radical Equality Act.[7]

Rep. McAdams voted on July 16, 2019 along with all House Democrats in condemning Donald Trump's supposedly "racist" comments.[8]

McAdams voted against the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019.[9]

Rep. McAdams voted along with his party line for H.R.3, a Democrat bill aimed at lowering drug prices under the false assumption that such can easily be accomplished if only greater regulations were put on pharmaceutical companies.[10]

McAdams supported[11] and voted in favor of the impeachment sham against Donald Trump,[12] having previously joined his party line to block a House Republican effort to censure Nancy Pelosi.[13]

McAdams voted in favor of the implementation of the USMCA.[14]

Rep. McAdams broke from his party line in February 2020 in voting against a Democrat-led bill to limit President Trump's executive powers after the latter had successfully led the killing of the terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.[15]

Coronavirus infection

It was announced on March 23, 2020 that McAdams had been hospitalized over a coronavirus infection, experiencing a severe shortness in breathing.[16] He later recovered by April 8, 2020,[17] asserting that he took hydroxychloroquine during his recovery and that it might have made a difference.[18]

See also

References

  1. Utah Election Results: Fourth House District
  2. Utah pro-life congresswoman slams Democrat opponent for claiming he’s ‘pro-life’
  3. Utah Democrat insists he’s just as anti-abortion as his conservative opponent
  4. Planned Parenthood gives Ben McAdams an A+
  5. Ben McAdams - Susan B. Anthony List
  6. HR 9 - Climate Action Now Act - National Key Vote
  7. HR 5 - Equality Act - National Key Vote
  8. H Res 489 - Condemning President Trump's Racist Comments Directed at Members of Congress - National Key Vote
  9. HR 3877 - Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 - National Key Vote
  10. HR 3 - Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019 - National Key Vote
  11. Democrat Ben McAdams Supports Impeachment: Trump’s ‘Actions Demand Accountability’
  12. H Res 755 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors - National Key Vote
  13. Ben McAdams supports Pelosi’s impeachment efforts
  14. HR 5430 - United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act - National Key Vote
  15. S J Res 68 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress - National Key Vote
  16. Two references:
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  18. Ben McAdams says he took hydroxychloroquine during recovery from coronavirus

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