WASHINGTON D.C. – Ahead of Rep. Joe Sestak’s (D-PA) appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’s Face the Nation with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Republicans today released a new video entitled: Honestly, They Both Can’t Be Right, So Who is Wrong? This week, both the White House and Joe Sestak were over-run with questions surrounding allegations first made by Sestak in February that the White House had offered him a job (rumored to be the Secretary of the Navy) in exchange for securing his withdrawal from the Pennsylvania Primary. The issue quickly found its way back to the White House briefing room asreporters pressed White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs repeatedly regarding the allegations.
“For months, a United States Congressman has stated that the White House offered him a job in exchange for not running in an election – we call this a bribe. Despite being asked numerous times, the White House has not refuted Congressman Sestak’s allegations, but refuses to disclose who offered what and when. So this Administration, that pledged to be a beacon of transparency and change, continues to conceal from the American people the truth about what exactly was said and offered. Until we get direct answers, this White House doesn’t have a leg to stand on when they talk about openness and change.” – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Member of the House Judiciary Committee.