In case you live in CD-1 on Long Island and were wondering what your Congressman Tim Bishop has to say about Anthony Weiner’s behavior – he has nothing to say until others have weighed in. I would say more about Tim Bishop’s viewpoint except there is nothing more to say. I can add that he doesn’t know if he will return Weiner’s campaign contributions yet. Tim Bishop said he would base his decision on the findings of an ethics investigation that several lawmakers have called for. Read here: NYTimes Blog
“In the past, I returned campaign contributions from a colleague when the Ethics Committee determined that his fundraising activities were tainted by ethics violations,” Mr. Bishop said. “In this case, I will continue to base my judgments on the facts and the bi-partisan deliberations of the Ethics Committee.”
Nancy, we need some more swamp draining, Nancy, we need you.
Randy Altschuler ran a close second to Tim Bishop in the last election and has a position on the issue. Here is his press release.
Members of the Press:
St. James, June 9, 2011 – Saying Rep. Anthony Weiner’s conduct was unbecoming a Congressman and that his repeated and blatant lying to constituents, colleagues and the press render him unable to effectively do his job in Congress even one day longer, businessman Randy Altschuler, who was the Republican and Conservative Party standard-bearer in 2010, today called on Weiner to resign immediately and demanded his opponent, Congressman Tim Bishop, join that call.
Altschuler said Bishop’s comments yesterday about wanting to see the outcome of an ethics investigation into Weiner’s scandal before passing judgment on his behavior was typical of a Washington politician who has lost touch with the world outside the beltway. (Source: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/republicans-challenge-democrats-on-weiner-donations/)
“I don’t know why in the world Tim Bishop needs a congressional ethics investigation to tell him that it’s wrong for a Congressman to send lewd images of himself over the internet to young women and then repeatedly lie about it to constituents and the press,” said Altschuler. “Tim Bishop has been in Washington so long it’s clouding his judgment and making him incapable of knowing the difference between right and wrong.”
Altschuler said the time for Weiner to resign is now. “Congressman Bishop should drop this nonsense about an investigation and join me and a growing number of people on both sides of the aisle in calling on Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress immediately and bring this embarrassing spectacle to an end.”
Altschuler added: “The sooner this sideshow is over, the sooner Congress can get back to work on what they should be doing – creating jobs and improving the economy.”