Steele Attacks Castor over Bill Cosby in New TV Ad (VIDEO)
Without a doubt, one of the biggest stories in 2015 has been the numerous sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby.
They have left many people wondering why nothing was done. Now, Democratic nominee for Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele is asking the same thing.
In a new TV ad, Steele hammers former DA Bruce Castor for not prosecuting the comedian.
“Bruce Castor, a former DA who refused to prosecute Bill Cosby,” the commercial’s narrator states.
The thirty-second spot also recounts Castor’s quote in a Bloomberg report last year that “in Pennsylvania, we charge people for criminal conduct. We don’t charge people for making a mistake or doing something foolish.”
“Many more victims came forward and Castor admitted he could’ve used their testimony against Cosby,” the narrator continues. “But Castor didn’t even try.”
“Bruce Castor was not looking out for the victims,” the ad concludes.
Castor, the Republican nominee, previously served as Montgomery County District Attorney from 2000 to 2008. He is currently a member of the Montco Board of Commissioners.
UPDATE: Castor responded with the following statement to PoliticsPA:
“Predictable craziness from a desperate candidate. The information about all of Cosby’s alleged victims came to light after I left the DAs Office and lost the power to enforce the law. However, Mr. Steele is still a prosecutor and could have moved against Cosby anytime after the additional evidence became available a year or so ago. Yet he did nothing. He’s been first assistant for 8 years and done nothing on Cosby in all that time. Now the election rolls around and somehow it’s my fault? If he had been doing his job, and the the evidence was there, he could have arrested Cosby. Simple as that. Sad to see him this way. I feel sorry for him. Switching parties and all, then realizing no one trusts him anymore. A pity, as he was once a better than average assistant DA.”