Last Week Mandel Launched “Lengthy, Detailed Assault” On Auto Rescue After Refusing To Take A Position For More Than A Year
COLUMBUS, OHIO – Less than a week after finally revealing his opposition to the auto rescue by calling Sen. Sherrod Brown’s vote for the rescue package “un-American,” Josh Mandel has made it clear he has no intention of backtracking. Instead of walking back his despicable personal attack on Sen. Brown, Mandel’s “doubling down” and declaring that Sherrod should be “ashamed of himself” for voting for the bold rescue package that helped to protect nearly 850,000 Ohio jobs.
The Sun Star-Courier reports:
Ohio Treasurer and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel doubled down on criticisms he made earlier in the week of his opponent, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, after he called Brown’s vote for the 2009 auto bailout ”un-American.”
Just one question for Josh Mandel: What exactly was un-American about voting to help protect 850,000 Ohio jobs?
“Josh Mandel wouldn’t have lifted a finger to rescue Ohio’s auto industry, and in contrast to his opposition to fighting for Ohio’s middle class and his despicable personal attacks on Sherrod, Sen. Brown is proud to have led the charge to pass the auto rescue package and proud of the jobs it helped to protect,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Andrew Zucker. “Josh Mandel should be ashamed of himself. His wildly out of touch assault on the auto rescue is an insult to the 850,000 Ohioans whose jobs it helped to protect and proof that he’s a politician who can’t be trusted to fight for Ohio jobs.”