OUT OF TOUCH HOLT CONTINUES TO DEFEND ACORN
Halfacre:”172 Democratic Congressman voted for something that was unconstitutional??”
Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre, a Republican Congressional candidate in NJ-12 in 2010, today took Representative Rush Holt to task for his continued support of controversial community-action group ACORN, calling the Congressman’s comments at a townhall meeting in West Windsor Thursday night part of a continued pattern of siding with the extreme left wing of his party and against the wishes of his constituents.
“By continuing to support ACORN, once again Rush Holt has shown how out of touch he is not only with his constituents, but even members of his own party”, said Halfacre. “172 of his Democratic colleagues voted for the motion..is he saying they voted for something unconstitutional?”
“More importantly, does Congressman Holt actually believe that an organization like ACORN, which is under investigation in multiple states for voter fraud should continue to receive taxpayer dollars? Does he believe that an organization which was caught on tape counseling young people how to commit mortgage fraud and didn’t blink an eye at suggestions of child prostitution should continue to receive taxpayer dollars? Apparently so. ”
Halfacre pointed out that both the motion to recommit on HR 3221 and the separate legislation HR 3571 do not specifically target ACORN, but “any organization” which meets certain criteria set forth in the bill, giving ACORN as an example.
Halfacre went on to say “To sneeringly dismiss the mountain of evidence that ACORN is a corrupt and partisan organization as ‘trial by Twitter’, is proof positive that Rush Holt is not interested in the truth of the matter. That fact that Mr. Holt is willing to bend over backward and misapply constitutional law to defend a group like ACORN instead of standing up for taxpayers, is just one more piece of evidence that he is out of touch not only with his constituents but even the mainstream of his own party.
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