Dec 04, 2012
Emerson Out, Moderate Republicans Continue To Ditch The Tea Party
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Deputy Executive Director Jesse Ferguson released the following statement about Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson’s retirement from Congress. The Hotline reports that “Emerson is one of the few remaining moderate Republicans in the House.”
“Congresswoman Emerson saw the writing on the wall from this election – it’s better to ditch the Tea Party Republican Congress than to stand behind it,” said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Congresswoman Emerson is the latest moderate Republican to ditch House Republicans, a sign that no moderates are welcome in the Tea Party House Republican Caucus.” g>“Her hard work, dedication, persistence, and commitment to the Democratic cause yielded positive results for President Obama and congressional Democrats in 2012, and we look forward to working with her to build on our gains and expand the reach of our party in the years to come.
“It is a source of pride to all of Debbie’s colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus that the President has asked her to serve in this critical post once again. She will continue to be an effective leader for the DNC. I offer my warmest congratulations on this tremendous honor.”