Kendall Qualls – who is running as the Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District – is a U.S. Army Veteran, healthcare executive, and community volunteer. He is no stranger to staying cool in the face of conflict and knowing when to stand up for what is right.
Today, Qualls criticized Dean Phillips for his recent vote for the so-called “PRO Act” (House Resolution 2474) which contains harmful provisions for employers, employees and residents of the Third District. Kendall interpreted Phillips’ recent vote for “PRO” Act as a slap in the face to Minnesota’s small business communities, especially those in District 3.
“Dean Phillips campaigned as a moderate and said he would govern as a moderate, but his vote for Big Labor’s “PRO-Act” shows he’s taking his marching orders from union bosses and Nancy Pelosi. On issue after issue he has aligned himself with the most extreme elements of the Democratic Party,” said Qualls.
If Congress passes the PRO Act will harm employees in a variety of ways. The PRO Act takes away the right of workers to a secret ballot union election while granting union organizers the right to force and coerce employers to hand over employee contact information without consent; a blatant violation of civil rights. Furthermore, this piece of legislation damages our economy’s highly successful franchise business model and it mandates the state of California’s draconian requirement that make it increasingly harder to hire an independent contractor.
“Dean Phillips making appearances at our local chambers of commerce and attempting to pass himself off as a pro-business Democrat is nothing but a facade,” said Qualls. “From his lockstep voting with Nancy Pelosi and Ilhan Omar, to his vote for impeachment to his anti-small business votes, once again, Dean’s quotes don’t match his votes,” concluded Qualls.