June 29, 2017

Boston Globe Exposes Seth Moulton As A Fraud

After the Democrats’ epic loss in Georgia, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s political brand is at a low point. Given Pelosi’s high unfavorables, she’s become an inviting target for ambitious Democratic House members looking to promote their independence. Enter Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA). Since Ossoff’s loss, Moulton has been one of the loudest critics of Pelosi.

Yet unfortunately for Moulton, the Boston Globe has uncovered proof that his criticism of Pelosi is just political posturing. Last September, Moulton wrote Nancy Pelosi a “gushing” three page letter, praising the House Minority Leader and thanking Pelosi for all the help she’d given Moulton’s career:

“For the plum House Armed Services Committee assignment she’d given him (‘people at home are thrilled,’ he enthused). For the chance to sell the Iran nuclear deal on TV (‘the opportunity you gave me to exercise that on a national stage did not go unnoticed,’ he wrote). Even for the intern she’d helped secure (‘I don’t know where we’d be without Dennis — he’s extraordinary!’ Moulton exclaimed). ‘The bottom line is that I’m proud to be in public service, but I wouldn’t be able to do the job as well without your help,’ he concluded, laying the groundwork for a pitch to win a coveted spot on the House Transportation Committee as well.”

Yet as the Boston Globe outlines, after Moulton saw how politically toxic Pelosi was this year, he switched his tune in “striking” fashion:

“Loyalties in Washington are fluid, but even by the Capitol’s standards, Moulton’s change in posture is striking. The September note included no hint of the simmering dissatisfaction he said he was feeling at the time.”

Moulton might be trying to use his Pelosi comments to position himself for higher office, but given that he votes with Pelosi 94% of the time, it’s not going to get him very far. After all, voters can spot an ambitious, phony politician from a mile away. With this Boston Globe story, Moulton has shown the world that the only position you can count on from him is the one that will get him ahead politically.