Washington, DC— DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement after former Obama Administration Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announced that he is running for President.
“The Jon Huntsman reinvention tour has begun. Jon Huntsman's attractiveness as a politician was supposed to be that he was different - different enough to be a Republican governor who would take a job working for a Democratic president, and who took stands on policies like health reform, the Recovery Act and cap and trade out of principle instead of politics. Sadly, Jon Huntsman is not different – having reversed himself on the positions he took as governor he’s now become a typical, Mitt Romney-like politician whose ambition is more important than his principles. And, like every Republican running for President, Jon Huntsman has offered no plan to improve our economy and create jobs. The Republican field is still stuck on returning to the failed policies of the Bush Administration and Jon Huntsman’s entrance into the race doesn’t change that.”