HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Spokesman Mike Barley released the following statement in response to news that former President Bill Clinton will be campaigning on behalf of Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak. The two made headlines earlier this year for their involvement in the White House ‘job-gate’ scandal where Clinton, at the behest of the White House, offered Sestak a position in the administration to drop out of the U.S. Senate Primary race against Arlen Specter.
“It looks like Bill Clinton is still trying to help Joe Sestak land a job,” Barley said. “It’s not surprising that Bill Clinton and Joe Sestak would be campaigning together — both support government-run health care, both have a track record or supporting extreme liberal policies that will raise taxes and kill jobs, and both are needlessly evasive when pressed for answers about their questionable actions regarding the ‘job-gate’ scandal.
“The fact of the matter is that high-ranking Democrats have spent more time trying to land Joe Sestak a job than talking about ways to help get Pennsylvanians back to work. While Pat Toomey continues to share his message of fiscal responsibility and economic growth with voters throughout the Commonwealth, Joe Sestak has adamantly refused to ‘spill the beans’ about the specific details surrounding the series of events and the job he was offered by Bill Clinton and the White House.
“I would hope that both Clinton and Sestak are pressed further to clear up lingering ‘job-gate’ questions. Pennsylvanians deserve to have these important questions answered.”