House Speaker Mike Turzai, Majority Leader Dave Reed, and the House Republican leadership sent a letter to Chair Tom Perez, and DHC Host Committee Chair and former Governor Ed Rendell calling for them to refund the $4 million surplus to Pennsylvania.
“Pennsylvania taxpayers want and need our money back,” the letter begins.
The letter compares the grants the Committee gave to walking around money (WAM).
“You also chose to hand out unaccountable WAM-like ‘grants’ to local nonprofits, including $75,000 for the ‘Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement.’”
Governor Wolf has already called for the Auditor General to conduct an audit of the DNC Host Committee, and said he was “disappointed” in the decision.