When Bob Turner first was nominated as the Republican candidate for Anthony Weiner’s former Congressional seatm The Politicker asked him his opinion on Paul Ryan’s budget, which would slash entitlement programs while cutting taxes.
Said Turner then:
“I would have to study that a good deal more. There are some aspects of that that I find very desirable. We have to get into some budget cutting.”
He later told The Post: “Obama and the Democrats moved $500 million out of Medicare and into ObamaCare. And they have the nerve to complain about Medicare?!”
Now Democrats are saying that the study-hour is over, and are demanding from Turner in answer on where he stands on the Ryan budget.
Says DCCC spokesman Josh Schwerin:
“House Republicans passed their budget with near unanimous support. Now as Bob Turner tries to join Speaker Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Paul Ryan, is he prepared to let the voters know whether he is willing to embrace or reject his party’s signature legislative achievement?”
The attempt to tie Turner to Ryan comes as Democrats are trying to turn the race away from a focus on President Barack Obama’s Israel policy, which former mayor Ed Koch has said is a reason to lodge a protest vote against Democratic candidate David Weprin.
We have reached out to Turner’s campaign to find out their position, and will update when we receive a response.
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