| Opinion/The Review

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Shameful GOP display

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Letter to the Editor
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, 9:00 p.m.

On Oct. 3, the GOP members of the state House refused to vote on debating House Resolution 520, adjourned the House and fled the floor. HR 520 calls for a full investigation by the U.S. Justice Department of the state Attorney General's Office's investigation and handling of the Jerry Sandusky case.

I would love to hear our local representatives' statements as to why they fled the floor instead of standing up for our children. It's a shameful display and one that shouldn't go unnoticed by voters in the upcoming election.

These “representatives of the people” chose to defend Gov. Corbett and what may or may not have been done by his office over the welfare of the children of Pennsylvania when he was attorney general. I'm certainly no defender of Penn State, but it's funny how all these same people were so up in arms over getting every single person at Penn State who had any involvement whatsoever.

Now, all of a sudden, when the investigation turns toward the governor, these same folks don't want to hear any more about it. You either want to know the whole truth or you don't — which is it? This is an indefensible and shameful display by our representatives.

Bob Rendar


Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Police officer reported wounded in New Florence; suspect at-large
  2. Thomas Jefferson captures 6th WPIAL title
  3. Central Catholic wins 5th WPIAL football title
  4. Zatkoff’s, Malkin’s heroics not enough as Oilers down Penguins in shootout
  5. Four downs: Steelers might still be Adams’ best bet
  6. WPIAL Class AAA notes: Title games draw 16,500 to Heinz Field
  7. Steelers find success vs. NFC
  8. Aliquippa wins 16th WPIAL title, ends South Fayette’s 44-game winning streak
  9. Funding highway bill atop Rep. Shuster’s agenda
  10. Steelers notebook: Brown downplays possible matchup against Seahawks’ Sherman
  11. Robert Morris defeats Mississippi Valley State for 1st victory of season