Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker released this statement earlier today:
I commend Mr. Yarmuth for again donating his congressional salary to local charities. But aren’t you tired of these wealthy guys, like Mr. Yarmuth, who are so out of touch with life as the rest of us know it, buying an office and playing at politics? Politicians like Mr. Yarmuth, who are wrong on almost every issue that affects their constituency; voting for higher taxes, Cap and Trade, the Health Care debacle, and sky high deficits for as far as the eye can see. Mr. Yarmuth is basically voting down the line for the Nancy Pelosi agenda for America. Millionaires, like Mr. Yarmuth, can afford to give away their salary and not miss a beat. I wonder how many of Mr. Yarmuth’s constituency can afford his voting record much less to give away their entire salary, particularly in today’s economic environment? I know I can’t.
I’d like to remind the apparently delusional Republican that voters like Congressman John Yarmuth’s stances so much that they have twice voted overwhelmingly for him. The most recent? A 17%+ victory over the very Northup-esque talking points Wicker is trying to push.