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May102014

NHDP - On WMUR, Horrible Guinta Interview Goes Disastrously Wrong 

Guinta Doesn't Deny Ongoing FEC Investigation into Secret Bank Account; Resorts to Lying about Legislative Record; Admits IBCNH Failure; Refuses to Stand up for Consumers
 

Concord, NH – Demonstrating exactly why he can’t be trusted, former Tea-Party Congressman Frank Guinta sat down with WMUR yesterday and lied his way through a 30 minute interview that covered his mystery bank account, failed legislative record, and useless lobbying group.
 
“This interview reminded New Hampshire families that Tea-Party Congressman Frank Guinta still hasn’t been cleared by the FEC for his mystery bank account, and he’s gone from hiding his far right legislative record to straight-up lying about it,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Granite Staters won’t put up with Frank Guinta's web of lies in November.”

Here are lowlights from the interview:
 
GUINTA DOESN'T DENY BEING UNDER FEC INVESTIGATION FOR HIS SECRET BANK ACCOUNT  [13:29]
 
WMUR: “It’s been four years since these questions about money, the FEC, and your personal financial disclosure forms came out. They’ve been blanketing TV ads in 2010 and 2012. I don’t know if you expect to see them again in 2014. I know there are these two different investigations. Have these been put to bed yet, or are they still being investigated?
Guinta: “Well, in my view they have been. Ugh, you know, this is nothing more than, ahh, I think the Democratic Congressional…
WMUR: “You mean you’ve been notified that they’re over with?”
Guinta: “Look, ah, I haven’t heard anything…um…in...in...a couple years now on any of this stuff.”
 
GUINTA LIES ABOUT HIS LEGISLATIVE RECORD [16:54]
 
Guinta: “I got three bills signed into law while I was in the minority. Passed the House, passed the Senate, signed into law by this President of the United States.”
FOUR PINOCCHIOS ALERT: According to the Library of Congress, of the 10 bills Frank Guinta introduced in the 112th Congress, ZERO became public law. [Congress.gov, 5/7/14]
 
GUINTA CAN’T NAME A SINGLE SUCCESS STORY FROM HIS LOBBYING GROUP [07:41]
 
WMUR: “Has there been a success story from this group you started? Has there been anything you’ve been pushing?”
Guinta: “Well, we’re a startup, we are actually a business, so like every other business, it takes time to get that going.”
LOBBY MUCH? “The Independent Business Council of New Hampshire, founded by former congressman Frank Guinta, plans to lobby on behalf of small business, though it is still determining exactly what positions it will advocate for.” [NHBR, 3/21/14]
 
GUINA BOWS TO COMCAST OVER CONSUMERS; REFUSES TO SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY [25:09]
 
WMUR: “There’s been a huge national conversation about net neutrality, and what that means in terms of innovation. How do you feel about that?”
Guinta: “Well, you know, look, we’ve got to continue innovating. There’s no question about it. We are the greatest innovating country in the world. It’ll get resolved. Net neutrality will get resolved. But I’m not gonna stop innovation.”
 
GUINTA MISLEADS ABOUT HIS SUPPORT FOR NIH AND VITAL RESEARCH FUDING [31:57]
 
WMUR: “More NIH funding?”
Guinta: “Yeah, we should have more NIH funding.”
GUINTA VOTED MULTIPLE TIMES TO CUT NIH FUNDING: If Frank Guinta and Paul Ryan’s budget cuts were made across the board, “investments in science, medical research, space, and technology would be cut by more than $100 billion over the next decade. The number of new grants from NIH for promising research projects would shrink by more than 1,600 in 2014 and by over 16,000 over a decade.” [whitehouse.gov3/21/12]

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