Today, following Congressman Lou Barletta’s Senate campaign announcement, Pennsylvania Democratic Party spokesman Max Steele released the following statement:
“If Congressman Lou Barletta thinks voting to raise health care costs for seniors, gut protections for those with preexisting conditions, and send premiums skyrocketing will earn him a promotion, he’s in for a rude awakening. Congressman Barletta is out of step with Pennsylvania values and in the pocket of D.C. Republicans and wealthy special interests. That’s why he’s supported privatizing Social Security, voucherizing Medicare and a health care age tax for older Pennsylvanians.
“Pennsylvania’s families and seniors need a Senator they can count on to fight for them. An ethically challenged congressman like Lou Barletta can only be counted on to fight for himself. The commonwealth deserves better than Congressman Lou Barletta.”