NHDP - Guinta and Issa: Corruption Brothers Meet in New Hampshire

Ethically challenged Guinta "forgot" about his $500,000 bank account; Issa used office for personal gain



CONCORD - Congressman Frank Guinta appears today with his brother-in-questionable ethics, Congressman Dan Issa, who has faced accusations of using his office for personal gain.


Guinta has been named one of the most corrupt members of Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, for failing to come clean about a $125,000 loan to his campaign - from a previously undisclosed bank account.  Guinta has yet to answer questions about where he acquired the mysterious bank account. When Guinta was serving as mayor of Manchester, the city of Manchester had to put a lien on one of his properties for failure to pay city taxes and wastewater bills.


Issa, the head ethics investigator in Congress, has been accused of using his powerful position to benefit himself and his business holdings.  As the New York Times reported "Congressman Darrell Issa "has secured millions of dollars in Congressional earmarks for road work and public works projects that promise improved traffic and other benefits to the many commercial properties he owns here north of San Diego."


"The Corruption Brothers Issa and Guinta are the embodiment of how far the Tea Party dominated GOP has fallen and how little regard it has for the well-being of middle class families," Raymond Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party said.  "Issa and Guinta are the poster children of the radical Tea Party that has spread through Washington and Concord in Bill O'Brien's House."


The two are in New Hampshire today to discuss environmental regulations on New Hampshire communities.  Issa is a noted climate science denier, while Guinta voted to limit the power of the EPA to regulate certain types of air pollution, supports drilling in ANWR and increased-offshore drilling.


"Both Guinta and Issa need to come clean with the people of New Hampshire today about their questionable ethical practices," said Buckley.  "Their corrupt practices, radical ideology and allegiance to the Tea Party over middle class families has put them squarely at odds with the kind of common-sense solutions that the people of New Hampshire deserve and expect for their representatives."