State Democrats React to GOP Congressional Map
Wolf, state Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), and state House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) all took issue with the lack of input from Democrats and others in the drawing of the new maps.
Wolf’s Office said it would still review the maps submitted by the GOP.
“While the Court’s order did not appear to allow for two individuals to draw a map on behalf of the entire General Assembly, Governor Wolf will review Speaker Turzai and President Scarnati’s submission in consultation with the experts retained by the administration to determine his next course of action,” Wolf spokesman J.J. Abbott said.
“This map was not the product of bipartisan work, nor is it a piece of legislation that passed through both of our chambers,” Costa and Dermody write in a letter to Governor Wolf.
In the letter Costa and Dermody call for Wolf to reject the map.
“For these reasons, we ask you to reject it outright. The Republican leadership in both chambers blocked this process, refused to negotiate, and have now submitted a map directly to your office that we have not even seen.”