Reform According to Lentz: For Republicans Only

Reform According to Lentz: For Republicans Only

Where is Lentz when Democrats are Corrupt?

DREXEL HILL, PA – Bryan Lentz has been silent on the multiple ethics violations facing Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA).  Instead, the Reform our Government section of Bryan Lentz’s website rails against “the culture of corruption that thrived under the Republican controlled Congress…”
 
“Maybe Bryan Lentz hasn’t noticed, but Congress has been controlled by Democrats since 2007, and the culture of corruption that exists now rests squarely on the shoulders of those in his own party,” said Bryan Kendro, campaign manager for Pat Meehan.  “Bryan Lentz has said nothing when members of his own party in Washington face severe ethical complaints, and if he was serious about reform, it would apply to everyone, no matter their party.”
 
Even the liberal group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has called on Rep. Rangel to resign and has reprimanded Rep. Waters’ actions.  Yet, Bryan Lentz doesn’t seem to believe that their actions deserve even the slightest rebuke from him despite his so-called strong stance on reform.  
 
Bryan Lentz’s record of saying one thing and doing another is nothing new.  In Harrisburg, Bryan Lentz stood by while colleagues like State Rep. Bill DeWeese were implicated in the Bonusgate scandal by overwhelming evidence. Lentz finally called on DeWeese to step aside after several other Democrat members called for DeWeese’s resignation.   The Philadelphia Daily News summarized it like this, “Over the summer, some House Democrats called for DeWeese to step down from his leadership post. Delaware County state Rep. Bryan Lentz was not among them, but yesterday he said, “Should he be the leader going forward? Absolutely not.”  (William Bender, “State House Dems eye new speaker,” Philadelphia Daily News, November 6, 2008)
 
Lentz finally got tough on a Democrat, calling on State Rep. Todd Eachus to step down – but only after December of 2009 when Lentz no longer needed Eachus’ help since Lentz had decided to run for Congress.
 
“With each passing day, it’s increasingly clear that Bryan Lentz’s campaign promises seldom match his words: Lentz promised he wouldn’t take a taxpayer-funded car and then he did.  Lentz promised he would not take per diem payments and then he did.  He wanted to ban the practice of ghost voting, and was caught allowing other members to vote for him just last week,” continued Kendro.  “How can we reform Washington with a politician who refused to reform Harrisburg?”

October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments