HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Spokesman Mike Barley was shocked to hear former President Bill Clinton deny his role in attempting to bribe Joe Sestak out of the U.S. Senate race and demanded that all parties involved come together and tell Pennsylvanians the truth about the botched backroom deal.
“Why is it so difficult for Democrats like Joe Sestak to just come forward and tell the truth about the White House’s attempt to bribe Congressman Sestak out of the U.S. Senate race?,” Barley said. “First, Joe Sestak says that the White House offered him a job to get out of the Senate race. Then he says that Bill Clinton offered him an ‘unpaid advisory position’. Now, Bill Clinton is denying that anything happened at all. So who’s telling the truth about Job-gate, Joe Sestak or former President Bill Clinton?”
“The fact of the matter is that it shouldn’t be this difficult to extract the truth from a man campaigning to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate. Sadly, it seems like Joe Sestak is more concerned with protecting Democrat leaders than standing up for the values of Pennsylvania. It’s time for Joe Sestak to end all of the speculation, all of the double-speak, and just spill the beans about ‘Job-gate’!
“Joe Sestak needs to tell us the truth — Did he lie before or is former President Clinton lying now?”
WBRE-TV is reporting that former President Bill Clinton is denying that he had any involvement in attempting to bribe Joe Sestak out of the U.S. Senate race.
“Clinton denied it to EyeWitness news, saying he never tried to get Sestak out of the race and has never been accused of it.” (WBRE-TV, 8/10/10)
In an interview from May 28th, 2010, Joe Sestak said that Bill Clinton played a key role in ‘Job-gate.’
Last summer, I received a phone call from President Clinton. During the course of the conversation, he expressed concern over my prospects if I were to enter the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and the value of having me stay in the House of Representatives because of my military background. He said that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had spoken with him about my being on a Presidential Board while remaining in the House of Representatives. (Greg Sargent, “Joe Sestak’s Version of the White House Job Offer,” The Washington Post, 5/28/10, http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/05/joe_sestaks_version.html)