This press release was sent in by Mike Hays, a candidate for the 26th District in the House of Representatives.
On Wednesday in Harrisburg, Rep. Tim Hennessey and Republican leadership showed that they are more interested in protecting their own than protecting children in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The GOP blocked a vote on HR 520, a resolution urging an investigation by the U.S. Attorney General's office into Gov. Corbett's handling of the Jerry Sandusky investigation.
Mike Hays, Democratic candidate for the 26th state representative seat, said: “The truth matters. And what could be more important than uncovering the truth in one of the worst child sexual abuse scandals of modern times?”
“The Republicans in Harrisburg abandoned our students when they cut over $1 billion in funding over the course of 12 months. Hennessey abandoned the Coatesville Area School District when he supported budgets that cut over $5 million in district funding since 2008-09,” Hays said.
This is a pattern. I urge my opponent to return to the House floor and vote on HR 520.
House Resolution 520 is a Concurrent Resolution calling on the Attorney General of the United States to appoint a special counsel to investigate the handling by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of minors and to investigate whether that alleged sexual abuse may have violated Federal law<http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=R&BN=0520
Mike Hays is a Democratic candidate for the 26th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which includes Spring City, East Vincent, East Coventry, North Coventry, Warwick, Wallace, East Nantmeal, West Nantmeal, Elverson, Honey Brook Township, Honey Brook Borough, Coatesville, Valley, and West Caln.