A New Low in Politics– Carnahan Tries to Tie Opponent to Catholic Church Priest Scandal
How Low Can You Go?
No lower than Russ Carnahan.
Russ Carnahan is a far left Pelosi Democrat:
Today Russ Carnahan admitted to hiring Democratic operative investigator Michael Corwin to smear Republican Ed Martin.
Corwin put together a disgusting website that tried to link Republican Ed Martin to the Catholic Church priest scandal.
Here is the press release from the Ed Martin campaign:
Corwin’s approach in service to Russ Carnahan is to imply that I was somehow involved with the criminal conduct of priests within the St. Louis Archdiocese. The proof? I worked there. Many people have served faithfully and to the best of their ability in churches all over St. Louis. Is it now the new standard that Catholics who serve their church are open to being slandered like this?
To speak directly to the implied accusation: I worked for the Catholic Church doing education and advocacy about charity and service to our community. I had zero involvement or authority on the adjudication or disposition of those accused of crimes or wrongdoing. The only scandal I was responding to was that the Human Rights Office was supporting goals and making contributions to organizations that reflected poorly on the Church and her mission.
The abuse scandals that has been rocking the church for years is a still-open wound. There is still much work to be done to heal and make whole those who were betrayed by the men and women of the Church. Much work is being done by men and women in the church who tirelessly pour their hearts into these victims. Dragging this scandal into the political world is a heartbreaking tactic. This is not being done to pursue justice, healing or reckoning. It is a vulgar attempt to maintain power by an unpopular politician.
Later today Russ Carnahan admitted to hiring Corwyn for the job.
Congressman Carnahan’s campaign admitted to local media today that it hired Democratic operative investigator Michael Corwin. Now that their smear campaign is backfiring and the outrage among constituents is building the campaign wants to pretend it broke ties with the operative.
“The fact of the matter is Congressman Carnahan, facing a failing campaign, hired a well known Democratic operative to try to dig up dirt so to speak on Ed Martin. But Carnahan faced one problem – there is no dirt. His investigator attempted like crazy to create it and Carnahan never once denounced it – instead his operatives ‘leaked’ it to the press and made threats about it. People are outraged and his smear tactics are blowing up in his face so now Congressman Carnahan is trying to wash his hands of it. It’s yet another low moment for him,” said Theresa Petry, Ed Martin for Congress spokeswoman.
What a disgusting attack.
Carnahan better hope that the media hides this from the good people in St. Louis.