This weekend, despite knowing that Congressman Lou Barletta’s 18-month-old grandson is battling cancer, Bob Casey released a negative and patently false attack ad claiming that Congressman Barletta would support stripping health coverage for those with preexisting conditions.
Despite requests to take down what is nothing short of a hurtful and callous attack on Congressman Barletta’s family, despite the fact that Barletta has voted to support protecting insurance coverage for those with preexisting conditions, Casey has doubled-down and refused to take down the negative attack ad.
In response, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Val DiGiorgio, made the following statement:
“Bob Casey should step up, apologize to the Barletta family, and take down his negative and false attack ad.
“Not only is the ad hurtful and completely disrespectful of a suffering family, but it is nothing short of a distortion of the truth about Congressman Barletta’s position on protecting those with preexisting conditions. Lou Barletta has repeatedly voted and cosponsored legislation to protect pre-existing conditions ”