Appointing Senator Murray as the Co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is like asking a fox to guard a hen house.
Bellevue, WA – WSRP Chairman Kirby Wilbur released the following statement after learning that Senator Harry Reid appointed Senator Patty Murray to the deficit reduction committee.
“It’s obvious that Senator Reid is not taking the deficit reduction committee very seriously. Appointing Senator Murray as the Co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is like asking a fox to guard a hen house.
“Senator Murray has absolutely no history of cutting spending, ever. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I do not know of a single substantive vote she has ever cast to cut spending.
“Also, I wonder what kind of favors she will be handing out to vulnerable Democrat Senators. As Chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, her job is to defend her Senate colleagues. That job would be much more difficult if she cut programs in vulnerable Democrats’ states.”