Campaign 2010

Apr 29, 2010

Silence From Djou on Wall Street Reform is Deafening

As ballots in the special election are set to hit mailboxes in days, Charles Djou’s abject refusal to tell Hawaii voters whether he wants to put an end to the risky behavior on Wall Street that brought our economy to the brink of collapse or whether he supports Wall Street business as usual is raising serious questions about his campaign.

“Once again, despite proclaiming that if asked a straight question he’d provide a straight answer, Charles Djou has failed to show Hawaii voters the respect they deserve by fulfilling his pledge.  Why is it so difficult for Djou to say whether he would work to end the risky Wall Street behavior that brought our economy to the brink of collapse or whether he’d join with his House Republican backers and support Wall Street business as usual?” asked Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  “It’s long past time for Djou to be straight with voters and explain whether he’s on the side of big Wall Street banks or families in the islands.”

Background

  • In a Hawaii Public Radio-hosted candidate debate, Charles Djou said, “I believe certainly if I’m fortunate enough to be elected to the United States Congress I cannot promise you that I will agree with you on every single one of your positions, but what I can promise you is that if you ask me a straight question, you ask me what my position is on a particular matter, I will give you a straight answer.” [Hawaii Public Radio 1st Congressional Candidates Debate, 3/15/10]