HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the right-to-know request he sent to Governor Ed Rendell’s office calling on them to release any records regarding contact between the Governor or his office and the White House regarding Congressman Joe Sestak and their attempts to bribe him out of the U.S. Senate race.
“Pennsylvanians deserve to know the truth about the White House’s attempt to bribe Joe Sestak out of the U.S. Senate race,” Gleason said. “After months of watching the Democrats constantly change their story about ‘Job-gate,’ it’s become clear that the only way we’re going to get to the truth out is if all parties involved put their cards on the table.
“Governor Ed Rendell admitted to having ‘discussions’ with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel about how to get Joe Sestak out of the U.S. Senate race. How many discussions? Were there email exchanges, and, if so, what was suggested? He’s said that ‘this’ type of behavior has been going on for years, but the fact of the matter is that these types of ‘Chicago-style’ politics are never acceptable.
“Governor Ed Rendell has said that Democrats need to do a better job of explaining their attempts to bribe Joe Sestak out of the race. I agree. Now it’s time for Governor Ed Rendell to put his money where his mouth is and comply with our request as soon as possible.”
In a June 2nd appearance on Fox News Channel’s Hannity regarding ‘Job-gate’, Governor Ed Rendell said, “Number one, Rahm Emanuel and I had discussions about this. We very much wanted to persuade Congressman Sestak to stay in the House and run for his seat, ’cause he would have won his seat easily and now that’s a seat that’s up for grabs.”
Click here to read Chairman Gleason’s letter.