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What GOP Talking Point Will Phil Scott Use Next?



Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director


What GOP Talking Point Will Phil Scott Use Next?

October 25, 2016


Burlington, VT As Phil Scott takes to the debate stage against Sue Minter tonight, Vermont voters are wondering – what national Republican talking point will Phil Scott use to prop his campaign up with next?


With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, Scott continues to mislead voters with national Republican talking points rather than substantive policies for Vermont’s middle-class families.


Even when asked for explanations, Phil Scott is unable to defend the out-of-touch positions he has been pushing on his website, on tv, and in the news.


One thing is clear - Phil Scott doesn’t know what’s best for Vermont. Now the only question remains, what (terrible) answer will he give next?


Phil Scott’s 6 Lamest Attempts to Defend His National Republican Agenda:


  1. On how much his tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy would “save” Vermonters: “To tell you the truth, I don’t know. We haven’t done that analysis.” (Phil Scott for Governor, Press Conference, 09/15/16)


  1. On why he cited an outdated Koch Brothers study to back up his energy plans: “Sometimes you believe everything you read. If it’s in a report you look at it.” (Burlington Free Press, 10/12/16)


  1. On how plausible his promoted “penny plan” is: “From a practical standpoint, you couldn't do that.” (Vermont Edition, 10/20/16)

  1. On if he can offer specifics around his renewable energy plans: “Uh, no. I can’t” (Phil Scott for Governor, Press Conference, 09/15/16)

  1. On why he questioned that climate change was predominantly man-made until August: “I’m not a scientist” (Seven Days, 08/24/16)

  1. On how he can defend the outside special interests funding ads on his behalf: “I don’t know who the Koch Brothers are.” (AP Gubernatorial Debate, 10/23/16)


Will Scott add to this list tonight? Time will tell.


With just two weeks and two debates left, Phil Scott continues to define himself by out-of-touch national Republican policies. Vermonters deserve more.  



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