September 1, 2017
I submitted this as an LTE, but I can’t wait. This has been gnawing at me all week. He sickens me, and is doing his Master Trump and Tea Party proud.
#RESIST #BigMASTake #MastIsPast2018 #NotMyCongressman
During Congressman Brian Mast’s town hall meeting at the Grace Place in Stuart on August 24th several questions were raised regarding Planned Parenthood and reproductive healthcare for women. Mr. Mast enthusiastically supports shutting Planned Parenthood down and believes that women can be equally well served by community health centers.
We cannot. The health centers don’t have the functional capacity to serve an additional 29,000 patients—men and women—who receive care at our local Planned Parenthood. Where will the additional funding to support the influx of patients come from? Neither Mr. Mast, nor the community health employee he had speak at the meeting, were able to answer.
Most concerning is Mr. Mast’s belief that it is up to anyone except a woman to decide on her own healthcare and/or contraception. I was aghast at his statement that, “Everyone has access to birth control at a gas station.” It is outrageous and unacceptable to assert that any woman should rely on a male-dependent method of birth control shelved between cigarette cartons and lottery tickets rather than have access to reproductive healthcare with a physician.
Mr. Mast also stated that he and his wife would happily take in any child who needed a home, as if that is any kind of answer to family planning other than his own. (And how many has he taken in so far?)
Once again, Mr. Mast has failed miserably at recognizing the parameters of his job—to represent his constituents—rather than shamefully promote his own religious and extreme right wing political agendas.
Brian Mast ran as a moderate republican in the 2016 election. He has since shown that to be a great lie. 2018 can’t come soon enough.
PS- While he is an MoC, I will continue to address him publicly as Mr. Mast, but personally he is nothing more than a cocky 37-year-old fucktwit named Brian who is in way over his shiny dome.