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Friday, January 20, 2006

OH-18: Ney to OH GOP: I'm Taking You Down with Me

Posted by DavidNYC

Whoa. Now THIS is something:

Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett said Thursday that he'd ask Rep. Bob Ney to resign from Congress if he were indicted on felony charges.


"No party boss tells my constituents what to do," Ney said. "They will decide this thing."


Asked if Ney planned to step down if Bennett urged him to do so, Ney said: "I would say if he asked me to step down that he'd better look in the mirror because glass houses break easily." (Emphasis added.)

Did I read that right, or did Bob Ney just accuse the entire Ohio GOP of corruption and threaten to take them down with him? Cuz that's what I think I read. Wow. This could really be explosive. I fully expect Ney to be indicted. If he is, and he carries through on his threat, we will see some serious freakin' fireworks.

(Thanks to OHDemVoter.)

UPDATE: Like cockroaches scurrying from the light! Bob Bennet has already caved in to Ney at warp speed:

Bennett backed off Thursday, saying: ``Rep. Ney has said he believes a fair and thorough investigation will help to clear his name, and I take him at his word. It's important to let that process play out and to get all the facts on the table.''

Bennett also told Fox the party would find a candidate to oppose Ney in a primary if he were indicted and refused to step down. Bennett also backpedaled on that statement Thursday.

``We are actively working toward his re-election, and I am confident that he will handle this challenge with the best interest of his constituents in mind,'' Bennett said.

Ney must have something on this guy - on all these guys - for Bennet to backpedal so quickly. What an unbelievable admission of guilt! Now, imagine if Ney gets indicted and refuses to resign. That's gonna get nas-tay!

(Thanks to RBH.)

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This is great! The Ohio Republican Party eating its own and we have to keep nudging them. I can't believe that Chris Redfern, new head of the Ohio Democratic Party, said last night at a meeting that Democras have to be careful about responding to the attacks of Ohio's Republican religious right because Democrats could open themselves up to attacks. Hey, the Democrats could be comatose and the Republicans would attack them which come to think of it is how the Ohio Democratic Party has been for years. Time to help these guys self-destruct!

Posted by: Ansatasia P [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 20, 2006 03:41 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

The Democrats could be comatose and the Republicans would attack them for sleeping too long.

Posted by: RBH [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 20, 2006 04:30 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment