Race to the Bottom
Trey Stewart, a critic of Democrat leadership in Maine, has accused the state of being in a “race to the bottom” and competing with historically liberal states on the West Coast. According to Stewart, the Democratic Party in Maine has prioritized special interest groups, like the solar and wind lobby, at the expense of the state’s ratepayers. This has resulted in some of the highest electricity prices in the country.
Stewart also highlighted radical proposals, such as bans on plastics and an electric vehicle mandate, as examples of the unrealistic agenda being pushed by Democrats in Maine. He argued that these policies are not practical for a state with harsh winters and rural areas. Stewart believes that forcing these choices on Maine consumers is not only ridiculous but also dangerous.
Attack on Parental Rights
Another point of contention raised by Stewart is the attack on parental rights in Maine. He referred to a recent bill, LD 1735, which Republicans claim promoted “sex trafficking” and “sex tourism” by allowing non-parental custodians to make decisions about a child’s medical procedures without the parents’ consent. Although the bill was ultimately killed in committee, Stewart warned that the issue is far from resolved.
Controversial Ruling on Trump
The decision by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, to nullify Donald Trump’s eligibility for president in the state has drawn significant opposition. Stewart argued that the move was a form of a kangaroo court and contradicts Democrats’ claims of protecting democracy. He emphasized that disagreements with Trump should be expressed through democratic processes, such as voting, rather than through such drastic actions.
A Backwards Approach
Stewart accused the left of hypocrisy, criticizing their policies for negatively impacting low-income individuals and those in generational poverty, despite claiming to support them. He argued that the decisions made by Democrat leadership in Maine do not align with their supposed values and are detrimental to the state’s residents.
A Purple State
Contrary to popular belief, Stewart described Maine as more of a purple state that fluctuates between political parties. However, recent Democrat control and their aggressive agenda have alienated many residents. Stewart stressed the importance of winning in the upcoming November elections to ensure that common sense prevails.
Fox News Digital reached out to the Maine Democratic Party for comment but did not receive a response.