Rep. Mark Kennedy (no relation to troubled Patrick, son of Sen. Teddy) made news last week when he announced he’d give up his congressional pay on days when he couldn’t make it to
Kennedy (R.) is locked in a close race to fill
Here’s how Kennedy explained his decision to the AP:
“I think it is only appropriate that if I’m not in
for a vote due to a campaign commitment, I will not accept pay for that day.” Washington
Klobuchar called Kennedy’s decision a public-relations ploy, but regardless of why Kennedy did it, he’s the one who is going to live by it. Klobuchar is so clueless that her campaign insulted Kennedy and disrespected taxpayers in the process.
This is what the AP reported when it posed the question to Klobuchar’s campaign:
Klobuchar’s campaign manager, Ben Goldfarb, criticized Kennedy’s move as a “phony gimmick,” and said the campaign wouldn’t respond further. He did say Klobuchar continues to draw her full salary.
So let me get this straight: Klobuchar thinks it’s OK to waste taxpayers’ money when she’s on the campaign trail NOT doing her job? If