Kelly Ayotte is Quick to Defend Reckless Political Hold-Up of Benefits Last Week, But Stays Silent Whether She Supports Bill to Preserve Benefits for Thousands of Unemployed Across NH
CONCORD- After rushing to defend the political stunt work of Sen. Jim Bunning from Kentucky, who held up extending unemployment benefits for nearly a week, Republican senate candidate Kelly Ayotte has stayed silent on whether she supports the bill coming before the senate today which would preserve these benefits for the thousands of middle-class families across New Hampshire who rely on them to make ends meet.
Over the weekend, Ayotte defended Sen. Bunning, who kept the senate in gridlock for nearly a week, threatening unemployment benefits for families across the Granite State. Now, as the full senate is set to vote on preserving these benefits, will Ayotte fall in line with the Washington GOP once again and oppose help for New Hampshire's middle class?
"Kelly Ayotte finally finds her voice, and the only thing she uses it for is to defend Washington gridlock and the GOP's disastrous political stunt work," said Emily Browne, Press Secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "She has stayed silent on whether she would actually support this bill, which will deliver crucial unemployment benefits to the men and women of this state who desperately need them. Kelly Ayotte is proving once again that the only time she'll stand up is when Republicans in Washington prop her up, rather than when the middle-class families of New Hampshire truly need her."