You might say former New Bern police chief and current congressional candidate Frank Palombo is stretching a bit when he in a news release ties North Carolina Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones to “left-wing radical George Soros.”
Here’s how he does it:
Jones joined Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul and liberal Rep. Barney Frank of Massachussetts in requesting a task force on military spending. A year and a half ago it recommended nearly $1 trillion in Pentagon cuts over 10 years.
Conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck helped out by coming up with a report that 11 of the 14 members of the task force represent groups that Beck says receive funding from liberal philanthropist Soros.
So, we have Jones and Soros as best friends forever. The only problem is, Jones didn’t agree with what the task force recommended. And the recommendations were pretty much dead on arrival.
His office released this statement today to Dome:
“The Sustainable Defense Task Force was created during the now defunct Simpson-Bowles Commission to give suggestions on where we need to cut waste all across the board. The recommendations I received from the SDTF, like cutting strategic weapons systems instead of overseas bases and procurement reform, were simply unacceptable and I flat-out rejected all of the recommendations.”
Jones reports having raised $145,596 cash at the end of last year, while Palombo raised $19,496.