Exclusive: Republican Matt Mowers Torches Democrat Rep. Chris Pappas for Allowing Proxy Voting to Continue

New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District Republican candidate Matt Mowers, who is looking tounseatvulnerable Democrat Rep. Chris Pappas, hammered the incumbent in a statement to Breitbart News for “not showing up for work” after a report revealed he continuously proxy voted last year and allowing it to continue while covering for colleagues.

As a result of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continuously extending the ability for members of Congress to vote by proxy – despite some Republican pushback citing that members should lead by example – Pappasfileddocuments with the Office of the House Clerkfive times to proxy vote last year, designating that another member will vote for him, NH Journalreported.

In response to this, Mowers, the Republican nominee against Pappas in 2020, told Breitbart News, “We knew Chris Pappas had been hopelessly lost to D.C. elites who want to tell you how to live your lives and then don’t follow their own rules. Now that he’s not showing up for work, that really takes the cake though.”

While he hasn’t voted by proxy since October, Pappas is listed as the proxy voter for vulnerable DemocratRep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), whorecentlyhad his home raided by federal agents at the beginning of the year.Cuellar’sletterexplained that he’s “unable to physically attend the proceedings in the House Chamber,due to the ongoing public health emergency.”

Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH) attends a groundbreaking ceremony for a $1.7 billion dry dock project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on September 8, 2021, in Kittery, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

NH Journal also explained that the “motive” to avoid the dangers of coronavirus is “COVID infection and hospitalization rates have plunged nationally to their lowest levels since last July.” Recently, Washington, DC announced that restrictions would be relaxed because “the virus transmission has dropped dramatically.” D.C.’shealth department also said people can take “minimal indoor precautions against the virus.”

“It’s a slap in the face to the many Granite Staters who worked on the frontlines of the pandemic. They bravely showed up day in and day out — unable to enjoy Pelosi’s extended spring break,” Mowers continued. “Even now, as families in our district scramble for new sources of income, crushed under the Biden-Pappas 70s-style inflation, Pappas phones it in and runs cover for his pals under federal investigation. Unlike Chris Pappas, I will proudly show up to work and fight tirelessly on behalf of the First District each and every day.”

Pappas could see trouble in the midterms later this year. Mowers – who worked in Trump Tower during the 2016campaign, served on former President Donald Trump’s transition team, and then was asenior White House adviser at theState Department before he ran as a Republican against Pappas in 2020 – has successfullyraised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his election, has been continuously calling out Pappas for his mistakes.

Mowers has called out Pappas for hispoor voting record— voting for theBuild Back Better Act, the Democrats’ reconciliation infrastructure bill – andfailingGranite Staters by being blindly loyal to President Joe Biden.

He has alsocalledon Pappas to take action against members and their spouses for profiting off corrupt insider trading practices and tocondemntelevisionads funded by billionaire Bill Gates’ “dark money” organization which thankedhim for supportingthe Democrats’ radical spending packages.