You can't call the Democratic Party reckless with spending and then request more than $200 million in Earmarks for 2010. Where is my Republican Party in calling out Miller for these earmarks?
Chino, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010
According to Los Angeles Fox News 11 and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Congressman Miller is under fire from CREW (Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington) and his Republican Primary opponent Lee McGroarty for receiving more than $50,000 in campaign contributions from Jeffrey Burum and associates, the founder of three non-profits in Rancho Cucamonga. In return, Miller helped appropriate nine separate earmarks for $7 million since 2007 to Burum's groups. All three non-profits are located at the same mailing address in Rancho Cucamonga, which is located OUTSIDE Congressman Miller's 42nd District. Congressman Miller also has a land deal pending with the City of Rancho Cucamonga and is trying to change the zoning to build 110 homes worth $1 million to $4.5 million each through his G. Miller Development Corporation.
During a Fox 11 News telecast, a CREW spokesperson called Miller "corrupt" and called for the House Ethics Committee to investigate Miller's earmarks. Miller called CREW a "worthless organization" and contends he has done nothing wrong and that the earmarks have gone to worthwhile causes.
McGroarty questioned Miller’s requests for earmarks on fundamental grounds. “Miller’s reputation is to attack anyone who questions his actions and motives. The People of the 42nd District deserve to know why a so-called "conservative Republican" is issuing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal earmarks, and particularly for special interests outside his own district. You can't call the Democratic Party reckless with spending and then request more than $200 million in Earmarks for 2010. Where is my Republican Party in calling out Miller for these earmarks?"
McGroarty referred to House Minority Leader John Boehner's call for an earmark moratorium on March 11, 2010 and believes the earmark moratorium was needed to reign in Republicans like Miller who continue to ring up millions in earmarks at the expense of the American People.
Congressman Miller is also refusing to apologize for personal attacks to both his opponent and a news reporter. During the live interview with Fox News 11 reporter Gina Silva, Miller made a condescending remark by saying to the reporter "I could make the perception that you are annoying" and appeared to be dismissive of her reporting.
In a separate interview with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Miller said about his primary challenger McGroarty "if he wants to run to the newspaper like a little girl, then go ahead."
McGroarty, who is a United States Air Force Veteran and father of "three little girls" under the age of 10 years old was shocked by the tone of Congressman Miller's condescending attacks . "What does Congressman Miller mean by the term "little girl"? Frankly, I would expect to hear this from a schoolyard bully rather than a sitting Congressman. If he needs to use degrading language to deflect attention away from his questionable actions, it will not work. Miller needs to remember that he works for us, not the other way around."
According to the Chino Champion, the FBI and the San Bernardino County District Attorney are reviewing the allegations and McGroarty is calling for the Republican Party to review Miller's activities. So far, the Republican Party has been silent since these allegations arose.
McGroarty is considered the frontrunner to challenge Miller’s seat as he is the sole Republican challenger to file a candidate statement in all three counties: Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. McGroarty is also endorsed by the Conservative Party (California), iCaucus and the South Orange County 912, a group founded on the call for citizen activism by Fox News' Glenn Beck.
The source of the “little girl” comment may be viewed at http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_15027426
For information about Lee McGroarty, please go to http://www.mcgroartyforcongress.com or call 949-648-0171.
Source: McGroarty for Congress