Press release from Phil Troyer who is running against US Congressman Mark Souder in the upcoming 2010 Primary:
Troyer Embarrassed by Souder’s Comments
Third District Republican candidate Phil Troyer stated he was “embarrassed” by comments made by Congressman Mark Souder regarding President Obama’s decision to send 30,000 American troops into Afghanistan.
“According to the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Congressman Souder referred to the President’s speech as ‘ridiculous,'” Troyer noted. “Then this morning, on WOWO radio, he called the President’s plan ‘stupid.’ The decision to send American troops into harm’s way is a serious matter. What is a 19-year old American soldier scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan supposed to think when a U.S. Congressman refers to his mission as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘stupid’?”
“I have disagreed with almost every decision President Obama has made since he was sworn into office,” Troyer said. “However, if I were a Member of Congress, I would have enough respect for his office and my own position to avoid making those types of crass comments – especially when it related to the deployment of American troops overseas.”
“I would usually never refer voters to the 10-minutes of free airtime WOWO provides Congressman Souder each week,” Troyer remarked. “But I would encourage voters in the 3rd Congressional District to go to WOWO’s website, listen to the podcast of Congressman Souder’s remarks this morning, and then ask themselves two questions – Is this how you want to be represented in our nation’s Capitol and do you believe anyone in Congress really takes him seriously?”
Phil Troyer’s official campaign website