Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is criticizing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a “yes man” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney before his visit to Kentucky.
Christie is backing Romney in the fall election over President Barack Obama. He will be the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of Kentucky’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner on May 19.
Yarmuth says Christie shouldn’t bother visiting the state because voters will reject Romney’s economic policies.
“As CEO of Bain, Mitt Romney and his partners’ first priority was personal profit, regardless of the cost to others – even when that meant shipping jobs overseas and laying off U.S. workers.
We don’t want Romney or his yes men anywhere near our businesses in Kentucky. Federal investments advanced by the Obama Administration have revitalized manufacturing and helped Ford and GE hire thousands of Kentucky workers. Romney’s economic policies wouldn’t build on that momentum – they would abandon it.
Romney’s record at Bain Capital and as Massachusetts governor shows just how out of touch he is with the priorities of working families and the middle class—both in Kentucky and across the country.
Gov. Christie should save that plane ticket to Kentucky. Working families across our Commonwealth can’t afford what he and Mitt Romney are trying to sell.”
Polling numbers show Romney is favored to win Kentucky, however.
The dinner will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington at 6 p.m., where the outspoken Republican governor will address supporters.