Springfield, PA – Kevin McTigue, Bryan Lentz’s campaign manager, issued the following comment about Pat Meehan’s public-speaking engagement at an “off-the-record” meeting of the Tea Party Coalition of Southeastern Pennsylvania tonight. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Montgomeryville, and according to event invitations no recording devices of any kind are allowed into the event to allow a “forthright” conversation.
Meehan will be joined by Republican candidates from other Pennsylvania races, including gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett and Congressional candidates Mike Fitzpatrick and Dee Adcock.
“So much for the Tea Party’s devotion to the Constitution,” said Kevin McTigue, Bryan Lentz’s campaign manager. “How about the First amendment? In an age when local media like the Delaware County Daily Times and PA 2010 routinely include video footage in news coverage it is unconscionable that Meehan and other political candidates would have a meeting that was ‘not for public viewing’. What is Pat Meehan saying behind closed doors about the extreme Right Wing policies that the Tea Party backs? Is he for privatization of Medicare and Medicaid? Is he for eliminating the Department of Education, which provides funding to school districts like Upper Darby, Southeast Delco, and Springfield.”
A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.