Rep. Handel TV Ad: Combat Human Trafficking

Congresswoman Karen Handel (R, GA-6) released her first re-election TV ad campaign today. The ad highlights her efforts in combating human trafficking. The ad, a part of a series of ads emphasizing Rep. Handel’s results in Congress, will run today in the Atlanta television market and digital outlets.

From a campaign press release:

The first bill that Congresswoman Handel co-sponsored after winning last year’s special election was H.R. 1865, which passed the House in February, and was signed into law by President Trump in April. The law had almost immediate results in shutting down Backpage, and many other online recruiting and advertising sites for Human Trafficking.

Other legislation includes S. 1536, the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act, which directs DOT to step up efforts to coordinate human trafficking prevention through all forms of transportation, and S. 1532, the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, which directs DOT to disqualify for life any person who has committed a felony involving human trafficking using a commercial vehicle from operating a commercial motor vehicle. Handel voted for both bills that have since been signed into law by President Trump.

The ad coincides with the kick-off of Congresswoman Handel’s re-election campaign. On Sunday, Handel was joined by more than 100 supporters and elected officials in Roswell. In her remarks, Handel touched on a number of issues, including her work on human trafficking. She told the crowd, “Human traffickers prey on our community’s most vulnerable, our young people, and I am determined to stop human trafficking.”

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Many GOP voters want it both ways in opposing Trump and/or wanting him to behave differently and then electing GOP candidates that won’t hold him accountable.
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Karen Handel, you’re one such candidate. And you’re in a district where the usual go-to GOP appeals—gay, guns, abortion and now immigrants, get less traction within the party than usual, and less than usual outside the party too.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“Karen Handel: Anti-human trafficking; pro-child separation.”
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“Karen Handel: Let’s help victims of human trafficking, but make sure we take away their healthcare.”
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Kudos to Karen for working on this issue, but the soft focus lighting and “aren’t I such a good person?” tone of voice ring a little hollow when kids are sitting still in internment camps.

xdog
xdog

Is it too cynical to think the gop has latched on to the human trafficking issue as an EZ counter to charges they are anti-women?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“While it’s true we’re trying to cut funding for Medicaid, spent months holding children’s health insurance hostage for political purposes, made taking health insurance away from millions of Americans the primary focus of our efforts in Congress, are attempting to defund one of the leading providers of health care for low-income women and run it out of business, separated a bunch of children from their parents at the border and threw them into internment camps with no plans on how to reunite them with their families, openly and proudly support a man who ‘grabs [women] by the pussy’ and cheated… Read more »