November 4, 2016

AP Report On Katie McGinty’s Email Scandal Brings Fresh Clinton Comparisons

With Election Day just four days away, the last thing Katie McGinty can afford is more links to Hillary Clinton. Yet in an important, new Associated Press report on her own email stonewalling that’s exactly what McGinty is getting:

“Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty has an email dispute of its own that has been in court for a year, until now. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has begun releasing more copies of emails sent or received by McGinty when she was his chief of staff last year after bowing to a court order to release records that it had withheld as exempt under Pennsylvania’s open records law.”

McGinty and Governor Wolf have made every effort to block the release of these emails, yet those that have been released show that McGinty violated Pennsylvania ethics rules by planning her Senate campaign as a government employee:

“As top Democrats in Washington recruited her, there also were hints that McGinty was considering running for U.S. Senate before she left the chief of staff’s job in July 2015. In April 2015, McGinty’s daily schedule included a Philadelphia meeting with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Her calendars or emails also showed scheduled meetings in Philadelphia with various political figures or supporters, including an April 30 meeting in a Philadelphia state office space with Democratic Party Chairman Marcel Groen.”

McGinty’s unethical conduct, as outlined by the Associated Press, should be a wake up call to all Keystone voters. If McGinty’s past is any indication, electing her to federal office will just give her a bigger platform to promote her own interests, not Pennsylvania’s.