Derlet comments on Democratic National Convention, and how McClintock and Trump target seniors and the planet.
JACKSON, CA – 4th Congressional District candidate Dr. Bob Derlet will host a "Coffee with the Candidate" here Thursday, July 28 – and hold a press availability – at Rosebud's Cafe, 26 Main St. in Jackson at 10:30 a.m.
Seeking to oust Rep. Tom McClintock (R-4th CD) – who hails from Southern California and continues to not live in the 4th CD – Dr. Derlet said will comment Thursday on the Democratic National Convention, which wraps up this week.
Dr. Derlet, who lives Twain Harte, said he wants to replace McClintock because the incumbent is "out of step" with the world by supporting Donald Trump and the Republican Party, who Dr. Derlet suggests are at war with seniors and the environment.
"Trump and McClintock are out of step with California and the rest for the world," said Dr. Derlet, former University of California, Davis professor and Chief of Emergency Medicine at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. Now Dr. Derlet is primary care physician at a Rural Health Clinic in Tuolumne City.
"The Trump platform and McClintock claim that global climate change is natural. But they cannot explain the rapid increase in our planets temperature in just the past 10 years. Or the massive historic flooding in our country, drowning thousands of homes," said Dr. Derlet. “The Republican platform of Trump and McClintock says nothing can be done. I strongly disagree. We can help the environment and build a robust economy at the same time," Dr. Derlet said.
Dr. Derlet says the GOP and McClintock are targeting seniors and Medicare.
"If Medicare changes to a voucher system, which Republican, including Tom McClintock, have voted to do, seniors will lose their freedom to choose a doctor," said Dr. Derlet, adding "I won't let McClintock take away seniors' right to choose a physician. I am fighting to keep traditional Medicare, and improve it."
The 4th district includes Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, and Tuolumne counties plus portions of Fresno, Madera, Nevada, and Placer counties.