Shea-Porter For Congress - Guinta Forced to Acknowledge His Vote for Sequestration was a “Terrible Idea”

Manchester, NH – At today’s BIA debate, Congressman Guinta was forced to acknowledge that his vote for sequestration was a “terrible idea.”  After voting to kill over 6,000 New Hampshire jobs and to put the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at risk, Guinta has finally conceded to voters that he was wrong to vote with his Tea Party.

Naomi Andrews, Campaign Manager for Candidate Carol Shea-Porter, released the following statement.                 

“I doubt that working families in New Hampshire will accept Congressman Guinta’s apology for voting to kill jobs here in the state.  Thousands of New Hampshire workers may now face layoffs due to Congressman Guinta’s actions.  This stands in direct contrast to Carol Shea-Porter’s record of middle class job creation while in Congress.”

Congressman Guinta tried to shift the blame during the debate to the Senate and Democrats.  Unfortunately, he can’t escape the fact that he voted for the bill, and Representative Paul Ryan even introduced him on the floor to speak in favor of it.

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BACKGROUND:

  • At the New Hampshire BIA Debate, Frank Guinta stated, “Now sequester has turned out to be a terrible idea, I think most people would agree with that,” and called sequester, “A mistake that occurred” [NHPR, 9/17/2012]
  • Frank Guinta admitted in a radio interview that his vote for sequestration put the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at risk for closure [WGBH, 4/30/12].
  • Frank Guinta admitted in a radio interview that his vote for sequestration put the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at risk for closure [WGBH, 4/30/12].