A former candidate for the Maine State Senate was caught on video at an event hosted by the state Democratic Party celebrating the increasing rate of white male suicide — to massive cheers and laughter from the crowd.
The shocking video is presented below:
Richard Fochtmann, a 2016 Democratic Party candidate for the state senate, made the shocking remarks at the “Values & Vision” event of the Maine Democrats on April 3, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn. Judging by the laughter and applause from the crowd, his party appears to share his “values.”
“You know, today I saw a thing that said a lot of men — white men — are committing suicide,” Fochtmann stated, “and I almost said yeah! Great!”
As soon as Fochtmann finished his statement, the crowd began laughing.
“Then I thought about it, and I thought, well, maybe I shouldn’t say that in public,” Fochtmann continued.
Maine First, who obtained the raw video of the event, told Big League Politics that the chairman of the party, Phil Bartlett, was seen handing Fochtmann the mic and laughing at the suicide remarks.
“Very sick, Maine has a strong background of blue collar Dems, Bernie Sanders won here,” Maine First told Big League Politics. “It’s sad to see how far the Dems have fallen here.”
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate has skyrocketed to the highest in more than three decades.
While the suicide rate has risen in almost every group, two groups saw a decline — black men and people over 75 years old.
From 2009 through 2014, the CDC found that the suicide rate dramatically increased 43% among white men aged 45 to 64.
In 2014, the last year of the study, white men made up 83% of the 33,113 male suicide deaths in the United States. It is important to remember that these are all human beings with families.
At least Fochtmann, who appears to be a white man himself, and his cronies in the Maine Democratic Party, got a good laugh out of this tragic epidemic.
He Found His Spine: Vulnerable Senator Cory Gardner Vows to Support Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee
Gardner found his backbone.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has often been at odds with the Trump movement, being a favorite of the GOP establishment’s Senate Leadership Fund.
This is why his recent declaration that he will be supporting President Donald Trump’s choice to succeed the deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg is so surprising. He made the announcement in a Twitter post on Monday.
“When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent,” Gardner said in his official statement.
“I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect the Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets this criteria be put forward, I will vote to confirm,” he added.
The official statement can be seen here:
Read my full statement on the Supreme Court vacancy ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/n2YNP8O0Bz
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) September 21, 2020
The president’s pick for the Supreme Court will certainly fit Gardner’s criteria. Trump has announced that he will be appointing a woman to the bench.
One top contender – Amy Comey Barrett – recently made a trip to the White House, as Big League Politics has reported:
Judge Amy Coney Barrett visited the White House on Monday, as President Donald Trump zeroes in on selecting a nominee to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court.
Barrett is reportedly a front-runner for the judicial nomination. She’s a generally conservative judge, with a staunch pro-life record. Her track record on immigration law issues is generally conservative.
Barrett currently serves as a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has advised President Trump that she is his preferred candidate for the seat on the court.
President Trump had confirmed that he plans to nominate a woman to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday.
Democrats have launched a full-fledged fit urging President Trump to give them a break and decline to nominate a conservative justice, but they won’t be so lucky. Republican Senators and President Trump have rallied around the notion of appointing a justice before the November election, fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.
Trump confirmed that he would be revealing the identity of his judicial nominee on Friday or Saturday, taking a few extra days to vet candidates. Florida Judge Barbara Lagoa is reportedly another candidate being considered for the nomination.
It’ll be inherently harder for incensed, power-thirsty Democrats to attack a female judicial candidate. Maybe they’ll alienate swing female voters through waging a scorched earth campaign to block the confirmation of Barrett, who is a mother of seven.
The Republicans have a great opportunity to score a major political victory and really stick it to the extreme Left with this expedited SCOTUS confirmation. The fact that a moderate like Gardner is on board is a great sign that the confirmation is likely to occur before November’s election.
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