Nov 19, 2012
NRCC backs DesJarlais, Other Republicans Silent
While other Republicans are silent on the scandal involving Congressman DesJarlais, the NRCC embraced him.
Times Free Press: Top Tennessee Republicans silent on DesJarlais abortion testimony. “…top Tennessee Republicans deflected questions about whether he has stained his credibility as an anti-abortion advocate. The Volunteer State's Republican governor, senators and House members are as silent as DesJarlais on the physician-turned-politician's sworn testimony about sleeping with patients and supporting his ex-wife's abortions.” [Times Free Press, 11/18/12]
Huffington Post: Scott DesJarlais Backed By Pete Sessions, FedEx, Tea Party In Waning Days Of Election. “…federal election records show that more than $30,000 did come rushing in at the last moment. That help included a donation from one very prominent member of the party […] National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas), who donated $2,000 to his embattled colleague. An NRCC spokesman did not immediately answer an email request for comment.” [Huffington Post, 11/16/12]