LONEGAN CALLS ON LAUTENBERG TO RESIGN SENATE SEAT OVER ATTACK ON KOCH BROTHERS
Steve Lonegan, director of the New Jersey chapter of pro-business group Americans for Prosperity, is calling on U.S. Sen Frank Lautenberg to resign his Senate seat because of his call for a boycott of Georgia Pacific, which has six facilities in New Jersey.
“Frank Lautenberg is allowing the desperate political agenda of hatred for successful people to overrule his ability to fairly represent his constituents. His call for a boycott of Koch Industries products is despicable and will hurt New Jerseyans who work or have a family member work in these facilities.”
Lautenberg this week accused the Koch brothers of “secret” dealings to impact this year’s presidential election. He has portrayed the Koch Brothers and their political activities as “subverting the democratic process” in addition to his call for citizens to boycott Koch products and businesses.
“In his political hatred of anyone who disagrees with his left-wing radical vision for our country, it is clear that Sen. Lautenberg has gone to such an extreme that he can no longer adequately represent New Jersey in the United States Senate,” Lonegan said.
“With our state’s unemployment rate skyrocketing to 9.6 percent last month, Senator Lautenberg should be cutting taxes and ending the regulatory restrictions on American job-creators, not trying to shut down even more New Jersey businesses,” added Lonegan.
Americans for Prosperity is known as the premier grassroots advocate of economic freedom. The group has two million activists across the country, including thousands in the state of New Jersey. Nearly 100,000 individuals have contributed financially.