August 30, 2022 News & Press Releases

3 Yesli Vega Policies that Belong in the Trash

by Democratic Party of Virginia

“Dumpster Day” is an Opportunity for Virginians to Throw Away Vega’s Attempts to Cut Police Funding, Restrict Access to Reproductive Healthcare, & Keep Prescription Drug Costs High for Virginia Seniors

Richmond, VA – “Do you have large items that can’t go in your normal trash collection,” asked a Tweet sent yesterday from the Prince William County GOP. 

Are they policy plans that would ban abortion nationwide, defund and bash law enforcement, and raise prescription drug prices for Virginia’s seniors? 

If yes, Virginians can join the Prince Willian County GOP this Saturday to take out those trash policies! 

(Real Tweet from the PWC GOP campaign account)

Yesli Vega – who was described by a local news anchor as “a far-right candidate who is notoriously anti-abortion” – cheered the Supreme Court’s draft opinion to overturn Roe as an “amazing victory,” then doubted the likelihood that women who are raped could become pregnant. Most recently, it was uncovered that Vega supports a nationwide ban on abortion – even in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. (Vega believes God – not a doctor or healthcare provider – should solely decide whether a mother should live). 

Vega explicitly vowed that if she were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives she would vote to “REPEAL” the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA will lower prescription drug costs for Virginia’s seniors by finally giving Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices, capping the out-of-pocket cost of prescription drugs at $2,000 for Virginia seniors, and capping the cost of insulin to $35 per month for Virginia’s Medicare beneficiaries.  

As a supervisor for Prince William County, Yesli Vega, a former police officer, voted three separate times against local police funding. Additionally, Vega has based federal law enforcement after the legal search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate by calling the Bureau “CORRUPT” and likening the FBI to the “DEEP STATE.” Vega has also downplayed the events of January 6, 2021, as she claimed the rioters who bloodied and beat law enforcement officers who protected the Capitol as “a group of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.” 

It’s clear Yesli Vega’s policy plans belong in the trash.