Keith Rothfus Asks If Mark Critz Is Waiting For Permission From His Leaders To Hold Holder In Contempt
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Pittsburgh, PA – When pressed for his position on the potential vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, Democrat Congressman Mark Critz refused to take a position and simply said he would issue a statement after the vote. Keith Rothfus, challenger for Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District, questioned why Mr. Critz is waiting to take a position now that his liberal House leadership team is acknowledging they will release members from toting the Democrat party line for political reasons.
“We have seen Congressman Critz start to stake out politically expedient positions in order to hide the fact he voted with Nancy Pelosi 95% of the time during her leadership and has supported President Obama 70% of the time,” said Rothfus. “Now that the Democrat Whip has acknowledged that select Democrats will be released to join Republicans should a contempt vote take place, it will be interesting to see which Congressman Critz shows up to vote.”
Other Democrats have already announced they will vote Holder in contempt. Recently, Critz delivered some half-hearted criticism of President Obama’s outlook on the state of the economy and has said he will skip the Democrat National Convention. Rothfus continued,
“Once again, the current representative of the 12th district is trying to fool his own constituents because for him, politics comes first. With all of the evidence against Eric Holder what is Congressman Critz waiting for? It is outrageous that our representative either cannot make up his mind or needs to first gain the permission of Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership before taking a vote. I am confident that on Election Day the voters will prove they won’t be fooled by the political game of smoke and mirrors the congressman is playing and will demand the leadership they deserve.”
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