EXTREMISM WATCH: Why Won’t Sestak Take a Stand on Pelosi?
For Immediate Release—October 25, 2010
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Pittsburgh, PA – Six days have gone by and Congressman Sestak has refused to answer a simple question: Does Joe Sestak think liberal Nancy Pelosi should be replaced as Speaker of the House?
And still, there is nothing but silence from Congressman Sestak on this simple but important question.
Congressman Sestak has already voted for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House twice (RC #2, 01/04/07) (RC #2, 01/06/09). Does he still support Speaker Pelosi as the leader of the Democratic Party?
Already, a number of Democrats across the country have come forward in support of a less extreme leader for the Democratic Party. These include Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-04); Bobby Bright (AL-02); Jim Marshall (GA-08); Mike McIntyre (NC-07); and Genet Taylor (MS-04) (Washington Post, 10/21/10).
Perhaps Congressman Sestak’s reticence is related to the fact that he has voted with Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time on every major piece of her far-left extreme agenda.
Whether the issue was the $787 billion stimulus, government-run health care, massive deficit spending, the cap-and-trade energy tax, Card Check, or the serial bailouts, Congressman Sestak was right behind Speaker Pelosi, rubberstamping every piece of her extreme agenda.
“It’s time for Congressman Sestak to come forward and say where he stands – with Nancy Pelosi, MoveOn.Org, and Barney Frank or with the hardworking taxpayers of Pennsylvania,” Toomey Communications Director Nachama Soloveichik said. “He claims to be independent, so why won’t he just answer the question?”