Skip to comments.Top Democrat [Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin] wants answers from Sestak
Posted on 05/25/2010 9:59:48 AM PDT by jazusamo
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said it's up to Sestak to say more about allegations the administration offered him a job.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) should explain more about allegations the White House offered him a job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate race, a top Senate Democrat said Tuesday.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said the onus is on Sestak to say more about the offer he claimed to have received from the Obama administration in exchange for dropping his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).
"At some point, I think Congressman Sestak needs to make clear what happened," Durbin told reporters at the Capitol.
Republicans have put pressure on Sestak and the White House to explain more about their conversations, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee, who has suggested a criminal probe in the matter.
Durbin said the responsibility falls with Sestak not the White House to explain, because Sestak, Durbin said, "raised the issue."
Durbin is arguably the highest-profile Democrat to call for more information in the incident. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) urged the White House on Monday to disclose what it knows.
"The only thing I heard was Axelrod said that nothing inappropriate took place," Durbin said, referencing White House senior advisor David Axelrod.
Sestak will be forced to head under the Obamabus. He will have to take one for the Regime here. They can not afford to have Obama criminality exposed.
Kinda looks like it with a couple of Dems wanting answers, that surprises me.
Now that the O’s have called Sestak a liar he’s going to find out what it’s like to be invited to a picnic lunch at Ft. Marcy Park.
Do you mean Sestak will withdraw, and the party committee will then nominate Specter?
Never ever make the mistake of believeing a Democrat has the slightest vestige of integrity.
That same thought occured to me, wouldn’t be surprising.
Seems he will have to admit to lying...doom the election?
He could try telling the truth...nothing lost.
I think they will dump him and go with a write in...? That is a losing effort, but they will survive and he gets a payoff somewhere else and keeps his mouth shut this time! LOL
That's for certain.
They have changed the rules to do things like this before!
“We need more time to concoct a plausible explanation.”
The Dems always want to get to the bottom usually to see if it will effect them personally.
Good, but strange that Durbin is asking.
If he doesn't do so, this cloud is going to hang over his head. His Republican opponent can rightly ask: "who is Sestak protecting?" He can also ask: "Did it really happen, or did Sestak just make it up for political gain?"
Sestak has already poisoned his relationship with the Obama administration, so he doesn't lose anything with full disclosure. If anything, he'll establish himself as independent from the administration -- which will certainly help him in November.
Maybe not Specter but some high-profile PA Democrat, instead. Specter's damaged goods, and Toomey would crush him (the only negative on Sestak winning the primary, honestly, is that he stands a better chance against Toomey than Specter did).
In any event, after a brief period of waiting, Sestak will then get a cushy but minor government job that doesn't require Senate "advise and consent". (Or a similarly cushy lobbying job.)
The group at risk here is DoJ. On top of the Black Panthers, Arizona and poor CT work they now have this “pants around ankle” issue. Holder is a puppet and its clear to the media...even the left wing media.
The Dems on the Hill need to cover their butts before Nov and the White House wants to stall...rats will fight on this and the media is now angry enough to cover it.
I’ve told you guys, Democrats are going to be hammered in December, and it will be Democrats that survive the purge that will be pushing for Fauxbama’s impeachment next year, as they try desperately to save their party from what this man and his minions are doing to it.
How much more does Sestak have to say? He was offered a job by the WH to drop out (’why’ and ‘what’). The ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’ don’t change that.
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