So a few of you think I’m being a bit hard on Nathan Deal.
After all, he’s assured us he’s done nothing wrong. He looked forward to proving his innocence in his ethics inquiry, though he now refused to comment on the process.
Starting approximately here in a post where I asked for Deal to acknowledge whether there is a preliminary finding, and if so, release it, I’ve had a few of his loyal defenders ask why I hadn’t called to ask him.
So now I have.
I called Deal’s campaign office and his spokesperson Harris Blackwood answered the phone. When asked when Congressman Deal planned to comment on the above, he replied “I’m going to tell you the same thing I tell everyone else. You need to ask the House Committee On Standards of Official Conduct.”
I responded that he was well aware that their rules prohibit comment, and he again replied that I needed to speak to them.
I reminded him that when the ethics charges were originally filed, Deal stated that he looked forward to clearing his name, and asked him what changed in the mean time. “No Comment”
After a few more iterations of the same, I got a “that’s all I’ve got”.
So, we’re still at “No Comment”. I frankly have no idea how the Deal campaign thinks this issue is going to go away with “no comment”. As such, I intend on asking this question to be resolved any opportunity I have. I encourage you to do the same.
I don’t believe I’m the one in a corner here. I’m hoping Deal has a plan to get himself out of the one he’s painted himself in.