Democrats are slamming Republican congressional candidate Mark Greenberg for staying “shamelessly silent” on the partial government shutdown.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says Greenberg is more focused on politics than policy because he has been sending out press releases highlighting his endorsements but has remained largely silent on the shutdown. Greenberg, a businessman from Litchfield County, is running against Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty in the 5th Congressional District.
“Instead of firing off emails touting his political endorsements, Mark Greenberg should admit that he would have voted for this irresponsible plan that has shut down the government,” said Marc Brumer, Northeast Regional Press Secretary for the DCCC. “The focus of Mark Greenberg’s entire campaign is dismantling Obamacare and now that his mission has shutdown the government, he’s gone into hiding.”
Bill Evans, Greenberg’s campaign manager, said the Republican candidate would have voted for every continuing resolution to open the government put forward in the House since the shutdown began.
“Mark has said at several events that real leadership of any party would not have let this, or any other similar situation get to the point of crisis,” Evans said. “The sequestration, [government] shutdown, and the upcoming debt ceiling issues have been known about for some time. To wait until the 11th hour to even begin a conversation (or not begin one) is a recipe for disaster and why regular people have such a low opinion of DC.”
The DCCC’s “rant,” Evans said, “is a prime example of why Washington is broken.”