Kerry Calls Abramoff Scandal A Republican Scandal on This Week

January 22nd, 2006 7:33 PM


John Kerry bloviates about how he sees the current Bush administration calling the Administration "incompetent" on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

George Stephanopoulos: Let's talk about another issue you raised. Jack Abramoff. They say Democrats are implicated in this as well and point to the fact your 2004 campaign got about $100,000 from what they call Abramoff affiliated lobbying groups. How do you respond?

John Kerry: I respond that's another one of their swift boat tactics where they try to throw up the mud and stick it and I'm going to stick it right back at them. >I've never met Abramoff. I never had a dime from him come to me and I won't stand for them suggesting just because someone somewhere in the country gave my campaign some money because they thought we could move the country in a better direction without being held up the way Abramoff holds them up that we somehow are implicated. This is a republican scandal.

Hmmm, maybe it's true Kerry has never met Abramoff, but it's not true that he hasn't received money from him.  Free  Republic has a whole post telling the truth about how Democrats have received funds from Abramoff, including John Kerry. This isn't just a Republican scandal.