Will Bryan Lentz Reject Nancy Pelosi for Speaker?

Will Bryan Lentz Reject Nancy Pelosi for Speaker?

DREXEL HILL, PA – The Meehan for Congress campaign today called on Bryan Lentz to renounce Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pledge to vote against her for Speaker of the House if elected.
 
Last week, the New York Times published an article highlighting the lengths to which Democratic candidates across the country have gone to distance themselves from Nancy Pelosi, but Bryan Lentz seems unwilling to publicly speak out against the divisive Speaker. Lentz was asked in a radio interview last week to name a single issue on which he disagreed with Pelosi, but his only answer was that he felt her agenda wasn’t enacted fast enough.
 
“Bryan Lentz has proven himself to be on the far left of even his own party when it comes to supporting Nancy Pelosi,” said Bryan Kendro, Meehan for Congress campaign manager. “As Democrats across the country distance themselves from Pelosi’s toxic policies, Lentz inexplicably told his interviewer that he believed the mistake made by Congress was that it didn’t yield to Pelosi’s agenda fast enough.”
 
Lentz recently refused to answer whether he would vote to reappoint Pelosi to Speaker in an interview with an independent advocacy organization.
 
Lentz has also received extensive financial support from Speaker Pelosi. In addition to hosting a fundraiser in Lentz’s honor, Pelosi has donated nearly $15,000 to Lentz’s campaign. In total, Lentz has received more than $50,000 in contributions from House Democratic leadership.
 
“Nancy Pelosi seems to think that Bryan Lentz would serve as a loyal ally to her in Congress, and she’s invested significant time and money into getting him elected,” Kendro continued. “Lentz has a proven record of supporting her radical tax-and-spend policies, and voters deserve to know: Will Bryan Lentz’s first vote in Congress be in favor of reappointing Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House?”

October 20th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments