May 17, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOMEZ: MUDSLINGING MARKEY’S NEW TV AD BLAMES GOMEZ FOR NEWTOWN SHOOTINGS
“I guess after 37 years in Congress you lose your sense of decency. Exploiting a tragedy for political gain is sick.” - Gomez
BOSTON, MA. – Gabriel Gomez, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election, today issued the following statement on Congressman Ed Markey’s latest attacks:
“First, Congressman Markey slandered me by comparing me to Osama bin Laden. Now in his most recent TV ad, Markey blames me for the horrific Newtown shooting,” Gomez said.
“I guess after 37 years in Congress you lose your sense of decency. Exploiting a tragedy for political gain is sick.”
“I am the father of four children, who, like every person in America, was horrified by the shootings in Newtown. I served as a US Navy SEAL who knows firsthand what happens when bad people get access to guns.”
“The only gun measure before Congress is the Toomey-Manchin proposal for expanded background checks which, just as I do, Congressman Markey supports,” said Gomez.