State Senator Daylin Leach is the first in line to run for the 13th Congressional seat. Incumbent Allyson Schwartz has decided to run for Governor next year, creating an open seat. There is lots of cross-over between the Congressional District and Leach’s 17th District Senate seat, but he actually lives in the 7th Congressional District.
“I live about 150-yards outside the 13th District, but I grew up in the district. I represented the district for about a dozen years, this part of the district.”
Leach is a Democrat who advocated for legalizing marijuana and gay marriage.
Despite drawing the ire of some conservative groups, U-S Senator, Pat Toomey says, he still thinks expanding background checks on gun sales makes sense. Toomey says, the bill he crafted with Democratic Senator Joe Manchin was the subject of lots of misinformation.
“We did have to end up spending a lot of time correcting people who had a mistake or impression or had read something that was a factional an error, and that I think inhibited our ability to make the case for what actually was in the bill.”
Toomey’s bill fell short of the 60 votes needed in the Senate during an April vote.
The controversy concerning IRS intimidation seems to be a long standing
problem, according to George Toth, Host of WNPV programs, Regarding Your
Money and Chestnut Investment Attitudes.
"This essentially is setting up that agency to be the bidding of a
particular administration. The agency then loses it direction and trust.
But make no mistake, this is very disturbing."
Toth was a guest Friday morning on the AM-Edition.
Congressman Jim Gerlach is fuming over what he perceives as an out-of-touch President concerning IRS intimidation.
“He says he didn’t know anything about it and that he saw it on the news, and that is what is so disturbing.”
Gerlach adds, even more troubling is the actions of the Department of Justice
“The Department of Justice continues to thwart the Oversight Committee in looking for documents and e-mails regarding what really happened with the IRS.”
The 6th District Congressman ,who was on the AM-Edition with Darryl Berger, discussed what little impact the nation’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, is having on the issue.
“He apparently doesn’t know anything about the Associated Press story.”
Darryl Berger….. ”How is Eric Holder still in office.”
Congressman Gerlach…..”I don’t know and he still has the confidence of the President, I guess because he’s an appointee of the President. I don’t have any confidence in him. He doesn’t know anything. He’s the Attorney General and he doesn’t know anything. If he doesn’t know anything, then get the hell out of there and get somebody in there who does know something.”
Gerlach says, two resolutions were passed against Holder, one criminal and one civil to obtain information.