Friday, May 28, 2010

Rendell: White House, Sestak Need to Explain "Job Offer"

President Barack Obama says the White House will soon explain what, if any, job offer an administration official made to Congressman Joe Sestak in order to get him to drop his primary bid against Senator Arlen Specter.

"I can assure the public that nothing improper took place. But, as I said, there will be a response shortly on that issue."

Mr. Obama fielded a question about the issue yesterday during a press conference.
The pressure on Sestak and the White House to come clean on the issue has been growing in recent days.
A group of Senate Republicans has called for a special prosecutor to look into whether any laws were broken when the administration official allegedly offered Sestak a job last year to quit the race.
Sestak’s opponent, Republican Pat Toomey, says the Democrat needs to “be more forthcoming” about the issue, and even Democratic ally Governor Ed Rendell says Sestak or the White House needs to explain what happened.

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