Congressman Hanna Criticized For NO Vote On H RES 5
Washington, DC (WIBX) - Just one day after being sworn in, Congressman Richard Hanna, (R-24) is being criticized for casting one of his first votes against requiring Members of Congress to reveal whether they will take government funded health care.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is criticizing the move, calling it hypocritical because Hanna campaigned against government funded healthcare, and even pledged to repeal it.
Jesse Ferguson with the DCCC said, "In one of the first votes, Representative Richard Hanna hypocritically chose to hide from his constituents the government funded health care that Members of Congress receive, even though Hanna campaigned against government-funded health care and has pledged to repeal it." Ferguson goes on to say in a written statement that, "Some Members have honored their pledge by refusing their congressional health care benefits, but Representative Richard Hanna's vote makes clear that he will be the worst kind of hypocrite, one who looks out for themselves instead of their constituents."
Yesterday, Hanna voted against House Resolution 5, a measure that would require members of Congress to disclose if they plan to accept government funded health care and to do so in writing within the next 15 days. The report also sites a Public Policy Polling data that shows voters believe that, "incoming Congressmen who campaigned against the health care bill should put their money where their mouth is and decline government provided health care now that they're in office."