COAKLEY, CAPUANO: I’LL MEET WITH AHMADINEJAD!
U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown today called on Attorney General Martha Coakley and Rep. Michael Capuano to renounce their statements at last night’s Democratic debate that each would be willing as U.S. senator to meet directly with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
“Ahmadinejad is a Holocaust denier who has threatened to wipe Israel off the map,” said Brown. “Meeting with him confers legitimacy when the only correct response to his anti-Israel comments and repeated Holocaust denials is to treat him as an outcast.”
Brown noted that President Obama has backed off statements he made during the 2008 campaign to personally meet with Ahmadinejad.
Ahmadinejad clings to power despite widespread suspicion of fraud in the June elections that returned him to office, which led to a popular uprising that was brutally repressed. In September, delegations from the United States and other countries walked out of the United Nations chamber during Ahmadinejad’s speech.
Scott Brown comments on Democrats’ support of higher taxes:
“All the Democratic candidates for Senate announced their plan to allow a massive tax increase to go into effect in 2011, with the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. This will dry up investment capital, kill jobs and delay our recovery. That is the wrong approach. I will vote to extend those tax cuts and protect the economy.”