Shawnee, KS -- The Kansas Senate race has revealed a spooky phenomenon in the Capitol that to this point is still unexplained: Committee records show Sen. Pat Roberts couldn’t be bothered to show up for his important health and education committee hearings a frightening 85 percent of the time.
It’s an eerie occurrence that has happened so frequently it’s scary. Recent reports show Roberts was also a phantom at 65 percent of the Senate Agriculture Committee hearings and 70 percent of the Finance Committee hearings. But he’s stilltelling voters he attends all the important hearings. That’s just creepy.
Since joining the Finance Committee in 2007, Roberts appears to have ghosted 20 of 22 hearings on tax reform, despite claiming to always attend hearings on that issue. In fact, it appears he hasn’t attended a tax reform hearing since 2008.
“It should send a chill down every voter's spine that Sen. Roberts is claiming to attend hearings when the record clearly shows he wasn’t there,” said Orman for Senate campaign manager Jim Jonas. “Coupled with claims that he lives in Kansas despite not having a home here, this Halloween we have to wonder about Sen. Roberts' mysterious record. What we do know is that Senator Roberts – when he shows up at all – is part of the problem in Washington, and if we’re going to change Washington, we need to change Senators.”
This Halloween, we want to document how many places in Kansas we can find Ghost Pat Roberts. Is Ghost Pat Roberts at your Halloween party? Is Ghost Pat Roberts sitting at your kitchen table? Maybe you went trick or treating at Ghost Pat Roberts' home in Kansas … Oh wait – yeah, maybe not.
The following is the list of hearings on tax reform where you apparently might find Ghost Pat Roberts:
Here are some of the important hearings on agriculture that Ghost Roberts claimed to be at – but if he was, it was just his ghost:
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