Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner came unglued this week as he successfully made himself a national embarrassment (again… and again). Here’s a breakdown of everything Wagner did wrong this week.
Philadelphia, PA – Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner came unglued this week as he successfully made himself a national embarrassment (again… and again). Here’s a breakdown of everything Wagner did wrong this week:
- First, The Huffington Post reported that Wagner was caught calling for the Russians to interfere with the 2018 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election and saying that he will use ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort if he has to. On Wednesday, Manafort was convicted on eight felony counts of bank and tax fraud.
- Then, Wagner was caught on video at a town hall in Erie on Monday saying that he would consider signing a bill to make same sex marriage in Pennsylvania illegal.
- As if this wasn’t enough, Wagner then received a question about why he is the first gubernatorial candidate in more than 20 years not to release his tax returns. The Associated Press reported that Wagner responded that he doesn’t want his employees to know how much he makes.
- Last, but certainly not least, The Record Herald reported on Wednesday that voters at Senator John Eichelberger’s town hall in Franklin County raised serious concerns about Wagner’s plan to lay off 10% of Pennsylvania’s teachers.
Then again, there are still several hours left in the day for Wagner to embarrass himself again.
“All in one week, Scott Wagner undermined our democracy, threatened the wellbeing of our LGBTQ community, admitted that he is hiding his salary from voters and employees, and threatened the livelihood of Pennsylvania’s hardworking teachers,” said Beth Melena, communications director for the Wolf campaign. “Scott Wagner may be good at making himself and his campaign a national embarrassment, but he would be terrible for Pennsylvania.”
Here’s just a sampling of all of the coverage from this week:
HuffPost: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Jokes, ‘The Russians Are Going To Help Me’
The Hill: GOP candidate jokes: ‘The Russians are going to help me’ win in November
PennLive: ‘I’d have to give it consideration,’ Scott Wagner says if bill ending same-sex marriage came to his desk.
Think Progress: The Republican who wants to be Pennsylvania’s next governor is open to banning same-sex marriage
AP: Wagner says he doesn’t want workers knowing what he makes
PennLive: Wagner’s remarks about his reluctance to reveal tax returns reveal much about the candidate | Editorial
Record Herald: Eichelberger wraps up town halls
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