Rick Saccone, GOP House Candidate, Doesn’t Care About Church/State Separation

Jan 19, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

Donald Trump is traveling to Pennsylvania today in hopes of exciting his base enough to vote for Republican Rick Saccone in a special election to replace the disgraced Rep. Tim Murphy.

This shouldn’t even be a competition for Republicans. They’ve held onto that seat for 16 years! They gerrymandered the district in their favor! Trump won the district by 19 points!

And yet, we know what happened with Roy Moore, we know what happened in the state of Virginia, we know that Americans are frustrated with Republican ineptitude, so Trump is heading to a deeply red district in order to salvage a victory this March that really shouldn’t require any investment at all from the GOP.

The man at the center of the storm is Saccone, a state representative since 2011.

If you’re a regular reader of this site, his name is surely familiar to you because Saccone has been trying to merge church and state as long as he’s been in office. You’re going to hear a lot in the news about his conservative “values,” but let’s not forget why he’s an enemy of church/state separation.

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