Dem Candidate Defends Donations from Pelosi, Still Won’t Support Her If Elected Dem Candidate Defends Donations from Pelosi, Still Won’t Support Her If Elected – NTK Network

Dem Candidate Defends Donations from Pelosi, Still Won’t Support Her If Elected

"I've gotten contributions from Democrats, from Republicans, former members of Congress, current members of Congress," he said.

By NTK Staff | 05.04.2018 @10:46am

Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Brindisi defended receiving $14,000 in donations from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s political action committee, PAC to the Future, and personal campaign, despite saying he would not support Pelosi’s bid to be speaker.

During a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Pelosi declared that Democrats would retake the House in 2018 and that she would indeed return to Congress to be the next speaker.

Brindisi, along with several other Democratic candidates, have declared that they would not support Pelosi to be the leader of the House Democratic Caucus if elected.

However, the Washington Free Beacon reported Friday that Brindisi “has already taken $14,000 from [Pelosi’s] political action committee, PAC to the Future, and personal campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission website.”

Brindisi was asked about these donations from Pelosi after reiterating that he would support new Democratic leadership during an interview on WUTQ Utica, NY on Friday.

The host asked Brindisi what he thought about his opponent, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY), saying it was “disingenuous” for Brindisi to accept donations from Pelosi while also disavowing her.

“I’ve gotten contributions from Democrats, from Republicans, former members of Congress, current members of Congress. My vote is not for sale,” Brindisi said.

Brindisi then attacked Tenney for donations she has received, while never saying if he thought his actions were “disingenuous.”

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