PAGOP: Chairman Gleason Calls On Kanjorski To Resign

Congressman Paul Kanjorski Admits Democrats Lied To The Public On The War In Iraq To Win Control Of Congress In 2006, Knowingly Endangered Our Troops

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Robert A. Gleason, Jr. released the following statement on recent comments made by Congressman Paul Kanjorski admitting that Democrats lied to the public regarding ending the Iraq War in order to win back control of Congress:

“In light of his admission that he and other members of the Democrat Party lied, I believe that Congressman Paul Kanjorski should do the honorable thing and resign immediately. He violated the trust of the people of his district and betrayed them through his purposefully deceitful remarks. I demand that other members of the Democrat delegation come clean as well and let the public know if they were part of this conspiracy.

“Paul Kanjorski said that the Democrats ‘stretched the facts’ for political reasons during the 2006 election cycle. As a veteran, I find Congressman Kanjorski’s admission to lying about the facts of the War startling. The fact that Paul Kanjorski and the Democrats put their own political interests and thirst for power above the lives of the brave men and women fighting to protect our country sickens me. By misleading the nation and the world about the progress being made in Iraq, Kanjorski and the Democrats put the lives of our troops in danger, and they should be deeply ashamed of themselves. This is a sad day in American political history.”

At a recent event, Congressman Kanjorski told a crowd the following about the Democrats 2006 election strategy:

“I’ll tell you my impression. We really in this last election, when I say we…the Democrats, I think pushed it as far as we can to the end of the fleet, didn’t say it, but we implied it. That if we won the Congressional elections, we could stop the war. Now anybody was a good student of Government would know that wasn’t true. But you know, the temptation to want to win back the Congress, we sort of stretched the facts…and people ate it up.”

Click here to watch the Congressman admitting that the Democrats political strategy in 2006 was to knowingly mislead the public on the War in Iraq.

Call To Action:

Help us continue the fight for real change in the U.S. Congress. We don’t need politicians representing Pennsylvania that would willingly mislead the public in order to win reelection. Help us let the people of your community know about these outrageous comments and the Democrat’s 2006 strategy that involved spreading lies about the War which put the lives of our troops in danger.

Please consider submitting letters to your local newspaper, calling talk radio, or help spread the message by donating to our efforts today.

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