SHAWNEE, Kan. – Sen. Pat Roberts has been caught skipping out on the job Kansans pay him for, missing 65 percent of the Senate Agriculture Committee hearings, and over 85% of Senate Health Committee hearings over the past 15 years, according to press reports, and recently missing a key hearing on the Ebola virus and then lying about it to Kansans.
The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, chaired by Roberts’ fellow Senator Jerry Moran, is on record as being appalled by a Roberts-style attendance record in others. In ads and press releases the NRSC has accused Senate candidates who missed meetings, hearings and votes of “not showing up,” “being asleep at the wheel,” “lying” about where they were and having “the wrong priorities.”
On Friday, the Orman campaign called for Moran and the NRSC to condemn Roberts’ similarly atrocious record of attendance, and his failure to show up and do the job Kansans are paying him to do.
“Senator Roberts lives in Virginia, barely visits Kansas, and has failed to show up and do the job in Washington that the people of Kansas are paying him to do,” Orman for Senate campaign manager Jim Jonas said. “Senator Roberts barely shows up for his job, skips hearings, and then lies to Kansans about it. Senator Moran should immediately condemn Senator Roberts’ failure to show up for the job taxpayers are paying him to do, as he and his Senate Committee have done for so many other Senators and candidates around the country.”
Moran and the NSRC realize how important attendance is to voters, and have paid for millions of dollars worth of blistering attack ads and issued biting press releases highlighting the failure of other Senate candidates to show up for work. Meanwhile, the NSRC spent heavily to defend Senator Roberts during his primary campaign against Milton Wolf and is currently paying for attack ads for him that are blanketing Kansas airwaves.
Here are some of the things Moran and the NRSC have had to say about Congressional attendance for other Senate candidates, which would be similarly applicable – if not even more so – to Senator Roberts:
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