Friday, September 14, 2012

Grace Meng's 9/11 political fundraiser

From CBS New York:

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has come under criticism for hosting a political fundraiser on 9/11.

Silver hosted a meet and greet luncheon on Tuesday, with some attendees donating money to Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a Democratic Congressional candidate.

Speaker Silver was instrumental in getting the state to move its primaries to two days after Sept. 11, and said “Sept. 11 is a day that people should reflect on what happened,” CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported.

Meng’s Republican challenger for the Congressional seat slammed Silver for holding a political event in New York on the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks.

“I think it’s incredibly inappropriate. I have not heard of a single politician in New York, let alone around the country, who would have a fundraiser on 9/11,” Republican candidate Dan Halloran told Aiello.

Some have called this an ill-timed fundraiser because of the date and because it came right on the heels of the Vito Lopez payout scandal, Aiello reported.

“It was an inappropriate event to be held on the day of 9/11,” said Dick Dadey with the group Citizens United.


georgetheatheist said...

And don't forget that 3000 people died so Meng's old man can grab 80 G's from a fruit basket.

Anonymous said...

Wadda ya expect from such a scum bun?

Anonymous said...

Just like his leader barry o........Wake up people!!!

Anonymous said...

Why is this post titled Grace Meng's 9/11 political fundraiser and not Sheldon Silver's................?

Anonymous said...

Listen to the Falun Gong! Meng and Liu are reds. Not all Chinese are reds.