Tuesday, October 16, 2012

VoteVets Dedicated to Attacking Republicans, Not Advocating for Veterans AZSEN.

Group Spending Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Distorting Jeff Flake’s Strong Record of Supporting Veterans

PHOENIX – While VoteVets.org claims to be dedicated to ensuring that"troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home,” their true purpose is to run attack ads against Republicans.

In 2006, after VoteVets ran a false ad lying about Senator Jon Kyl’s record, the Arizona Republic said this:"The group (VoteVets.org) can be just as unfair as it wants to be. And with this deceitful, brutal ad, the group strains the limits of even that generous standard.”

Now VoteVets has turned their sights on Jeff Flake. Despite the fact that Flake has a strong record of supporting veterans, they group continues to run an ad cherry picking and distorting Flake’s record.

For instance, while the group slams Flake for voting against the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, it neglects to mention that Flakesupports the benefit created by the bill but objected to using a veterans bill to pass extraneous spending, like funding for the Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation.
"These ads are baloney,” said Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war and chairman of Veterans for Jeff Flake. "Jeff Flake has a strong record of supporting our veterans, and veterans can be assured that Jeff will continue to fight for them in the Senate.”

For more information on Jeff Flake and why he’s running for the U.S. Senate, please visit his website at www.JeffFlake.com.


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