Libertarian for president Dr. Jo Jorgensen appeared in a town hall moderated by radio host Gary Nolan
GREENVILLE, S.C.; October 24, 2020— On Thursday evening, Libertarian candidate for president Dr. Jo Jorgensen appeared in a town hall moderated by radio host Gary Nolan, in which she discussed key issues that were not mentioned by either President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the presidential debate later that evening, nor raised by its moderator, Kristen Welker.
“Both of my opponents avoided talking about a number of critically important issues for which they both have terrible track records,” said Jorgensen. “This is why I should have been on that stage. It would have forced these men to address serious concerns affecting real Americans.”
Critical issues not discussed in the debate but which have been well-addressed by the Jorgensen campaign include:
- Regulations imposed by the FDA and the CDC severely set back the nation’s ability to make COVID-19 testing widely available. Jorgensen has advocated lifting all regulations on COVID-19 testing since March.
- Despite months of protests and civil unrest concerning racial disparities in the U.S. justice system, more than 70,000 Americans—mostly people of color—remain locked up in federal prisons for nonviolent drug offenses. Jorgensen aims to end the failed drug prohibition and to pardon and free every one of them on Day 1 of her administration, if elected.
- U.S. troops remain in both the Middle East and Afghanistan, despite promises from both the Trump and Obama–Biden administrations to bring them home. Jorgensen has vowed to begin an orderly withdrawal from both regions on Day 1, with the goal of ending U.S. involvement in 90 days.
- Neither Trump nor Biden has proposed to dramatically lower today’s high health-care costs. Jorgensen vows to remove barriers to free-market competition, in effect forcing providers and insurance companies to compete on price.
- Both Trump and Biden enthusiastically supported adding an eye-popping $3 trillion to the nation’s debt this year, and both want to add trillions more. Jorgensen will veto any bill that adds so much as a dime to the nation’s crippling debt.
“Holding presidential debates that don’t even touch on these pressing issues is why many of my supporters are calling them ‘#FakeDebates,’ ” said Jorgensen. “The goal of the Commission on Presidential Debates apparently was not to enlighten voters, but to propagate the myth that they have only two choices for president, both of whom will continue the same failed, sometimes deadly, policies.”
Dr. Jorgensen is on the ballot in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, this election.
About Jorgensen–Cohen 2020: Dr. Jo Jorgensen is the 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, and was the party’s 1996 vice-presidential nominee. She is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and senior lecturer at Clemson University. She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Dr. Jorgensen and vice-presidential candidate Jeremy “Spike” Cohen were nominated at the party’s national convention, the first ever on-line national political convention, held in May. Learn more about Jorgensen–Cohen 2020 at Jo20.com.
About the Libertarian Party: The Libertarian Party was founded in 1972 and today is the third largest political party in the United States. Millions of Americans have voted for Libertarian Party candidates in elections throughout the country. The Libertarian, Democratic, and Republican parties are the only political parties that will appear on the ballot in all fifty states (plus D.C.) this November. Learn more at LP.org.
About Gary Nolan: Gary Nolan has been “America’s Voice of Liberty” for more than a decade, reaching millions with his message of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and constitutionally limited government as host of the nationally syndicated Gary Nolan Show, along with two shows dedicated to gun aficionados and gun-rights advocates. Nolan served as president of Washington-based “Capitol Watch” in the late nineties, defending Americans from “higher taxes and wasteful spending.” As a business owner, Nolan was initially attracted to the Republican Party but, frustrated with their failure to cut spending, he publicly resigned from the Republican Party during a Jan. 1999 nationwide radio broadcast, and joined the Libertarian Party, where in 2004 he ran for the party’s presidential nomination. Learn more at GaryNolan.com.