FACT SHEET: Steve Pearce Has Always Been As Extreme As Trump

Las Cruces, N.M. – Before announcing support for Donald Trump, Congressman Steve Pearce advocated for the same extreme Republican policies Trump has pushed to divide our country.

“Steve Pearce’s stances on the issues have always been just as extreme as Donald Trump—it’s who he is, and it’s what Republicans stand for. Throughout his career he has advocated against affordable health care, for immigration policies that would tear families apart and an economic agenda that only benefits those at the top like himself,” said Debra Haaland Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

Fact sheet on the issues below:

 

Pearce

Trump

Immigration

Voted to build fence on the Southern border, 2006

Pushes to build a wall on the Southern border as his major campaign issue.

Climate Change

Continues to push climate denial.

Calls climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.

Equal Pay

Voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Opposes pay equality legislation.

Health Care

Voted to Repeal ACA, 60 times, 2011-2016

Promises to repeal ACA if elected.

Taxes

Supports big tax breaks to the wealthy (2001, 2003); favors replacing income tax with a national flat-tax, and abolishing the IRS.

Supports tax system that overhwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest, including Trump himself.