HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Val DiGiorgio released the following statement:
“It’s now crystal clear that this isn’t your father’s Democrat Party. If there is an outrage here, it is the sad reality that Supreme Court candidate Woodruff and the Democrat machine will not stand against those who dishonor our flag and national anthem.
“No one questions the right of NFL players to exercise their free speech. We do, however, question their judgment, along with that of Supreme Court candidate Dwayne Woodruff. Our Republican judicial candidates stand to honor Americans of all races and ethnicities who put their lives on the lines everyday to protect our country. I emphatically question the judgement of those in the Democrat Party and their slate of liberal activist judges if they believe that it is anything but shameful not to stand for our flag.
“Too many courageous patriots have died in defense of our flag, and we question anyone who will not stick up for the flag and our national anthem. We already know that Dwayne Woodruff lacks the courage to buck the far left wing of his party when it comes to the misguided and disrespectful act of highly paid athletes. We call on all Pennsylvanians to reject liberal judge candidates who will not defend our flag.”
— Val DiGiorgio, Chairman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania