Rep. Cynthia Lummis Speaks to Voters in Thermopolis
Written by Andrew-Rossi on October 21, 2020
Former U.S. Representative and U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis spoke to and took questions from Hot Springs County voters on Wednesday.
The event took place at the Hot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center in Thermopolis.
Lummis is currently running to fill the seat soon to be vacated by Senator Mike Enzi, who announced his retirement in May of 2019.
During Wednesday’s event, Lummis discussed a variety of topics that included her fiscal conservative values, food origin labeling, land rights, and energy production. She specifically discussed her “all of the above” energy philosophy that wouldn’t rule out carbon capture technology to enhance coal’s viability.
Lummis also cautioned voters of a massive budget increase should the Democrats to win the White House and Senate, and maintain
control over the House of Representatives.
An audience member asked her about the Affordable Care Act and the Republican plan to replace it. She stated that there are plans but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not ready to introduce them yet.
While discussing the role of the federal government in mineral and energy regulation, land management rights, and freedom of choice, Lummis said “the role of the federal government is to protect our rights and that is what I want to do.”