Gabriel Gomez has had two weeks since his disastrous interview with the Boston Globe on women's health issues to figure out what in the hell his position is, particularly on the Blunt Amendment. That was the amendment to a transportation funding bill (of all non-germane things) to allow employers to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for anything they find morally objectionable. Like contraception. A few weeks ago, Gomez had no clue what it did, and seemed to care even less.
That hasn't changed.
WELLESLEY—Republican US Senate candidate Gabriel E. Gomez on Thursday again demurred when asked whether he would have supported last year’s Senate bill limiting contraceptive coverage, saying he had already been clear about his position.
“I’m not sure how much more clear I can be,” Gomez told reporters at a press conference while visiting a small business in Wellesley.
Gomez went on to state his position on related issues of abortion and contraception but he again declined to say how he would have voted on the Blunt Amendment.
“I don’t believe that we should have taxpayer dollars funding abortion,” Gomez said. “I also believe completely, 100 percent, that contraception should be available over the counter. Like I said, Governor [Bobby] Jindal wrote a great op-ed that I completely agree with—contraception should be available over the counter. They should take the politics out of it. And they should take the pharmaceutical companies out of it.”
The only thing Gomez has been clear about is that he's ignorant about this issue, that he's mouthing meaningless talking points on abortion, and that he can't be bothered to educate himself on the issues.
The Blunt amendment has nothing to do with abortion. Or the pharmaceutical companies. Gomez obviously hasn't bothered to read the eight pages of the amendment, to figure out that it's about women's access to health care, without interference from their employer. It's about women's rights. Which Gomez has proven once again he just can't be bothered to care about.