Friday, October 27, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE FACT CHECK: WIDOW OF SLAIN KANSAS CITY BROOKSIDE LAWYER TOM PICKERT CHAMPIONED PROGRESSIVE DEFENSE OF OBAMACARE!!!
So much of the reporting on a horrific murder in a middle-class Kansas City neighborhood lacks context. While locals lament the media focus on this homicide over the other 120 killings within city limits this year, the politics and legal battles surrounding the tragedy have inspired coverage from across the globe.
But here's something they're missing . . .
AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS REMIND OUR BLOG COMMUNITY THAT THE WIDOW OF SLAIN LAWYER TOM PICKERT WAS A STRIDENT DEFENDER OF OBAMACARE!!!
In fact, she took a leadership role in local advocacy against TrumpCare this Summer. Dr. Emily Riegel served as a member of the board of Indivisible Kansas City. Remember that this group staged protests at the offices of elected officials throughout the metro in defense of the Affordable Care Act.
Here's a sample of her fiery tirade against Republicans hoping to repeal the insurance mandate in favor of TrumpCare:
"It is galling to realize that for more than seven years, the GOP hasn’t offered any other plan, or even tried to improve upon the current plan. Despite what proponents say about AHCA being better, we are still waiting for their evidence. Where is the evidence that it will provide access to affordable, secure, evidence-based healthcare when we need it and without bankrupting us (or the nation) in the process?"
Like it or not, the powerful progressive politics Tom Picker's widow provides more context into the circumstances of this horrific murder or at least informs us that she was also a very outspoken public figure as police continue their investigation of a "targeted" killing in one of Kansas City's nicer enclaves.
Developing . . .