Kaine vs. Steele on Sestak Job Offer from White House

By Evan Harris

May 23, 2010 9:24am

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine equivocated on whether the White House has a responsibility to discuss what it offered Rep. Joe Sestak to not run against Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.

“Does the White House have a responsibility to own up and talk about what exactly was offered?” host Jake Tapper asked Kaine on “This Week.”

“I don’t know that they do,” Kaine said, adding that the White House now needed to work to make sure Sestak is Pennsylvania’s next Senator.

“That’s rich!” RNC chairman Michael Steele said. “You don’t believe the White House has an obligation here to own up and answer a simple question: did you or did you not offer a member of the United States Congress a job to not run for office?”


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