Wagner has been criticized for his comments on George Soros at the Pittston Tomato Festival over the weekend. Wagner called Soros a “Hungarian Jew” who has a “hatred for America.”
Bartos took to Facebook today to defend Wagner.
“As a Jewish American, whose family immigrated from Hungary, I want Pennsylvanians to know Scott Wagner is a trusted friend, and there’s nothing wrong with what he said about out of touch billionaire George Soros. The media’s obsession with political correctness must stop, as we have real issues and challenges to overcome in Pennsylvania and Washington, DC,” Bartos wrote in the post.
Bartos’ decision to jump into the debate over the comments could help him with party insiders, but could hurt him with general election voters.