'Mr. GOP’ Tom Latham Blames ‘Bipartisan Bickering’ For Lack of Accomplishments in Washington
Hypocritical Claim from Latham Who Voted with Republicans 92% of the Time
Des Moines – In Fort Dodge and Boone this week, Tom Latham blamed ‘bipartisan bickering’ for the lack of accomplishments in Congress. However, Latham voted 92% of the time with the Republican Party at the bidding of George Bush, hardly a sign of bipartisanship in Washington.
“Tom Latham is blaming a lack of bipartisanship while at home, and then going to Washington and voting 92% of the time with his party. That is an even higher percentage than Steve King,” said Jan Bauer. “Tom Latham can’t hide from his Republican voting record when it is convenient.” Latham’s claims of a lack of bipartisanship in Congress:
- ''About all we're seeing is a bunch of bickering and partisan posturing,'' Latham said. (Fort Dodge Messenger, 7/1/08)
- However, Latham said a high degree of "bipartisan bickering" has made it somewhat difficult to accomplish Congressional objectives.
- "I don't see how anything gets done this year, unfortunately," Latham said. (Boone News Republican, 7/2/08
However, Latham voted the party line in Washington:
· Latham voted 92% of the time with the Republican Party in the current Congressional session.
· Latham has voted 7 times to continue the war in Iraq.
· Latham voted against a 2008 bill to provide tax incentives for renewable fuel production. (H.R. 2776) In 2007, he also voted against tax incentives for renewable fuels and homegrown biofuels. (H.R. 3221)
· In 2006, Latham voted to cut $507 million for veteran’s healthcare in favor of tax cuts for people making more than a million dollars per year.