Congressman Todd Tiahrt isn’t holding back any punches. After calling our his Senate-race opponent Congressman Jerry Moran for his vote against a repeal of the estate tax in 2006, Tiahrt is calling out the Hays Republican for not participating in an April 15 Tea Party rally and unwillingness to participate in several proposed debates.
“Jerry’s unwillingness to show up at scheduled forums and refusal to commit to the Ten in ’10 Debate Challenge issued by the Kansas College Republican Federation illustrates his well documented timidity and lack of courage to face opposition,” said Michelle Schroeder spokesperson for the Tiahrt campaign.”
The Pittsburg State University College Republicans organization has already put the heat on Moran for declining their invitation. After receiving a less-than PC reason from Moran’s campaign, the organization announced it would be allowing Tiahrt to take the stage, by himself, with an empty podium to represent Moran. That set off a fire-storm of other groups that also got the brush-off from the Moran campaign.
Tiahrt has, thus far, accepted every doable debate invitation sent his way.
“Voters are seeing through Jerry’s election year conversion to conservatism and he is afraid to face their hard-hitting questions on his record of support for tax increases and granting terrorists the same constitutional rights as American citizens,” concluded Schroeder.