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Posted on 07/17/2018 9:30:00 PM PDT by familyop
The campaign manager for Democrat Tedra Cobb, who is running to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), left the campaign on Tuesday in the wake of a video where Cobb says she won't publicly state what she actually believes about banning certain guns.
Mike Szustak, who has been running Cobb's campaign since April, told the Watertown Daily Times that he was no longer working on the campaign. It is not clear if he quit or if he was fired.
The move comes in the aftermath of a Washington Free Beacon report on a video showing Cobb telling a group of teen supporters that she could not publicly state her desire for a ban on certain rifles for fear that her view is unpopular and could cost her the election.
"When I was at this thing today, it was the first table I was at, a woman said, How do you feel about assault rifles?' And I said they should be banned," Cobb said in the video. "And I said, you know, people were getting up to go, to go get their lunch because it was a buffet, and I just said to her, I want you to know Cindy, I cannot say that."
Cobb's campaign website includes a page detailing her support for various gun-control measures but does not include any provision advocating for the ban of any firearms. Cobb went on to say that she had been advised by representatives of the gun-control group Moms Demand Action not to advocate for gun bans.
"And she said, Well, I want you to' and I said, I won't win,'" Cobb said. "I said Moms Demand [Action] says, and Tricia Pleau said, Do not say that you want an assault rifle ban because you will not win.'"
Tricia Pleau is a member of the New York chapter of the group.
Leonardo Alcivar, Rep. Stefanik's campaign manager, claimed that the emergence of the video caused Szustak to create a public scene on an Amtrak train. In a tweet with the hashtag #EpicAcelaMeltdown, Alcivar said Szustak was screaming about the video for an hour and a half.
"Tell your #NY21 operatives to not have public meltdowns screaming their heads off in Acela Cafe Car," Alcivar tweeted. "@TedraCobbs campaign manager in shorts & flip-flops drinking a beer & melting down screaming for 90-mins in full damage control!"
Szustak told the Daily Times that he did ride Acela but did not have a "meltdown" as Alcivar described. "Lenny is a liar," he told the paper.
Neither the Cobb campaign nor Szustak responded to requests for comment.
You have to be a pathological double-talker like Hussein and Bill Clinton to get ahead in the 'Rat Party.
Make every candidate cough up his or her position on the assault weapons ban issue. This is also *the* big issue with those attacking our President from agencies.
In this video, former FBI agent and CIA agent Philip Mudd pretended to cry and sob while stating his position against our Second Amendment. ...very dramatic. Ring any bells?
Ex-FBI agent breaks down over Florida school shooting
More about the people against our Second Amendment. Look at their other political concerns.
Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
Yes, they all have public and inside the beltway answers. That is, unfortunately, not limited to the Democrats. They’ll like, cheat, and steal to get elected, then stab voters and supporters in the back.
Good! We need Elise, the only congress person smart enough to nail Jim Comey’s ass to the wall.
Good to know, but don’t recognize the name, Stefanik. Guessing he’s upstate.
I believe she is a freshman or fresh woman congressperson who would probably be quite unknown, except that she staged quite a stinging little question session when Comey was on the stand. I am certain there is a YouTube of her questioning him, if you search for stefanik. Her questioning session was quite astute and to the point and earned her some attention at the time. She’s clearly pretty smart, at a minimum.
Thank you! Will do some research.
Make it very clear they don't want assault weapons banned they just want them banned from the people and not government. That will make their bad intentions very clear even to many of the low information types.
That’s why they couch it in poll-tested phrasing like, “enactment of common sense gun laws”.
And the Republican party of Virginia will NOT support Corey Stewart, yet this kind of candidate gets support from her party.
And help Stewart if you care enough.
Should only ask this one question :
“Do you think every police agency and thousands of federal agents should have assault weapons?”
Don’t give a poltician two questions; that only gives them the opportunity to answer the easy one and dodge the hard one.
“Cobb went on to say that she had been advised by representatives of the gun-control group Moms Demand Action not to advocate for gun bans.”
Agree with others, this “Moms Demand Action” front group is a NATIONAL GROUP, and she NAMED THEM.
Think about that, this a national group, ‘advising’ Democrats THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY to lie, or at least hide, their plans for GUN CONTROL.
Since they are a NATIONAL GROUP, then it’s time to let their little games be know nationally, and use it against so-called ‘gun-friendly’ Democrats EVERYWHERE. The Dems know they can never take back the House if they’re HONEST about guns, let’s make them ‘honest’.
In the old days we called the “Moms” front groups “Commie Mommies”. ;-)
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The move comes in the aftermath of a Washington Free Beacon report on a video showing Cobb telling a group of teen supporters that she could not publicly state her desire for a ban on certain rifles for fear that her view is unpopular and could cost her the election... Cobb went on to say that she had been advised by representatives of the gun-control group Moms Demand Action not to advocate for gun bans... Tricia Pleau said, Do not say that you want an assault rifle ban because you will not win.'" Tricia Pleau is a member of the New York chapter of the group. Leonardo Alcivar, Rep. Stefanik's campaign manager, claimed that the emergence of the video caused Szustak to create a public scene on an Amtrak train... was screaming about the video for an hour and a half.
And now? How about now? Gonna win? Ah ha ha. A Demwit getting campaign advice from a special interest group? That's ugly in the first place. Thanks familyop.
Theyll like, cheat, and steal to get elected, then stab voters and supporters in the back.
Paging Mitt Romney, pick up the white phone in aisle 3.
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