INDems Statement on Jim Banks Speaking at INGOP Dinner


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Democratic Party today released the following statement from IDP Chair Mike Schmuhl on 2024 U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jim Banks being one of the featured speakers at the 2023 INGOP State Dinner:

“By clearing the primary field for Jim Banks, Indiana Republicans are embracing the most radical positions in their Party at the detriment of Hoosier voters. Since being elected to the U.S. House, Banks has heavily advocated for a nationwide ban on the right to choose.

Banks turned this year’s reauthorization of military funding into a partisan circus by injecting fringe issues such as restricting military families from seeking reproductive healthcare, and the military’s ability to recruit young people amid a shortage of servicemembers.

Throughout his time in the U.S. House, Banks has voted every time to let the United States default on its obligations, and crash the national economy. 

Banks stood against job opportunities for unions and working families by voting against the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act and the CHIPS and Science Act, which have brought billions in private investment to Indiana in industries of the 21st century. 

Now more than ever Hoosiers need a Senator that will stand up for common sense and work across the aisle to put aside the partisan games, and get results for Indiana. Jim Banks has proven he’s not the person for the job.”


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