Dem Gov Gina Raimondo Finally Responds To Child Welfare Scandal, Proposes No New Action to Address It

Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo is finally responding after weeks of bipartisan criticism for her lack of leadership over the DCYF scandal.

From the RGA

Almost a full month after the Providence Journal released a bombshell report on multiple cases of neglect and worse by workers in Rhode Island’s Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF), Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo is finally responding after weeks of bipartisan criticism for her lack of leadership. But instead of calling for any new action to fix the DCYF, Raimondo sent out a self-congratulatory video touting her attempts to improve the agency as an apparent effort to distract fromreports that DCYF workers’ actions “left young people in their care hospitalized, endangered or exploited.”

Also absent from Raimondo’s PSA was any attempt to take responsibility for the DCYF’s failures on her watch. In 2015, Raimondoappointed staffers to lead the Department, neither of whom met state-required qualifications for the DCYF director position. Raimondo has also ignored recommendations called for by Rhode Island’s Office of the Child Advocate to improve the DCYF. In March of this year, the Office of the Child Advocate stated in a report that recommendations were “yet to be executed” and that “issues with staffing and unmanageable caseloads persist and in some units, have worsened.” Raimondo made no mention of these points in her video.

Instead of acknowledging the DCYF’s inexcusable failures under her watch and pledging to take every necessary step to fix the Department’s systemic issues, Raimondo decided to put out a campaign-esque video touting herself while ignoring reality. As Rhode Island’s most vulnerable youths remain at-risk under care of state child services plagued by systemic problems, Raimondo shows no leadership, proving once again, she is all talk, no action when it comes to helping Rhode Islanders.

Previously: 

1 day, 2 hours ago

Supreme Court: States Can Collect Online Sales Tax

The Supreme Court opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on purchases from online retailers even if that company doesn't have a physical presence in that state.

1 day, 5 hours ago

Michigan Dem Gov Candidate Gretchen Whitmer’s Allies Face Questions Over Alleged Campaign Finance Violation

With recent polls showing Gretchen Whitmer trailing in the Michigan Democrat gubernatorial primary, her allies are now facing questions over whether their television ads are in violation of state campaign finance laws.

2 days, 2 hours ago

Under GOP Governor Kay Ivey, Alabama Jobs and Wages Reach 11-Year High

Republican Governor Kay Ivey’s pro-growth leadership is delivering results for the people of Alabama.

2 days, 2 hours ago

WATCH Nikki Haley Announce Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

The U.S. will withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday.

2 days, 3 hours ago

Wisconsin Dem Gov Primary Gets Ugly As Candidates Fight To Prove Who Is The Most Far-Left

Wisconsin’s Democrat gubernatorial primary is getting ugly fast as candidates fight it out to prove who is the most extreme, far-left choice for voters this November.

2 days, 5 hours ago

Tax Hiker Molly Kelly Commits To Rolling Back Tax Cuts In New Hampshire

New Hampshire Democrat gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly is making it clear to voters that she wants to increase their tax burden if elected.