Decision 2006: Irey Calls On Murtha To DebateJohn Murtha wasn't available for comment? Gee... I wonder why?
POSTED: 12:50 pm EDT October 13, 2006
UPDATED: 1:49 pm EDT October 13, 2006
JOHNSTOWN -- The mudslinging between 12th district congressional candidates Diana Irey and John Murtha is getting messier. Irey now claims Murtha is afraid to debate her. (I guess the truth hurts--ed)
In a news conference, Diana Irey attacked Congressman Murtha on everything from his ethics to his voting record. This after a recent Susquehanna Poll showed Murtha leading Irey 57 percent to 30 percent.
Irey said, "He voted against the re-authorization of the Patriot Act. He voted to tax social security. He voted against the traditional marriage amendment. He voted to fund stem cell research, I would have voted otherwise."
Irey claims that Murtha has refused to debate her on the issues because she says, he is scared. "Perhaps Mr. Murtha is scared to debate me, because he knows I will hold him accountable for the voters for his long history of questionable behavior trading hundreds of millions of dollars in ear marked, federal appropriations, for millions of dollars in campaign contributions," said Irey.
Irey also brought up Murtha's outspokenness in the Marine Haditha scandal, and more. John Murtha's office was not available for comment Friday morning on Irey's debate claims.
Murtha stumps for N.J. hopefulThat's right, PA-12. Jack Murtha was trottin' around the U.S. on his "cut n' run" tour.
Controversial Pa. politician campaigns against incumbent.
Saturday, October 14, 206
By Martin C. Bricketto
TRENTON | The Pennsylvania congressman who lit a fire under Democrats last year with his call to redeploy U.S. troops from Iraq was in the Garden State Friday trying to tilt the scales in a local race.
"We have some major problems in this county, said U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa. "We can't solve them if we're going to spend $8 billion per month on the war, $11 million per hour. We can't solve Medicare, we can't solve the education problems, we can't spend the money to secure our ports."
You see, Jack Murtha doesn't mind if he snubs his own constituents, as long as it gets him political power.
Jack Murtha doesn't mind if we leave Iraq prematurely, and allow it to become a free base of operations for terrorism, as long as it gets him political power.
Jack Murtha doesn't mind if he unapologetically plays judge, jury and executioner to Marines in Haditha without so much as reading a report, as long as it gets him political power.
Because in the end, it's all about Jack.
To PA-12? To our soldiers in the field? To the rest of the world?
Jack politely says, "Screw 'em."
I guess now we have to add New Jersey to the list: