The campaign of businessman Bob Turner (R), who is running for the Brooklyn-Queens congressional seat recently vacated by disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY-9), today offered a $1,000 reward for any New Yorker who can clearly explain Democratic candidate and career politician David Weprin’s position on cutting off U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority until rocket fire on Israeli citizens stops, and until the Authority stops using U.S. taxpayer dollars to pay Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons, based on Mr. Weprin’s remarks on “The Brian Lehrer Show” yesterday.
The show can be heard here. Mr. Weprin’s remarks on this issue run from the 7:09 mark to the 9:38 mark.
Mr. Turner, who has been endorsed for the seat for Democratic former mayor Ed Koch and House Homeland Security Committee chairman Pete King (R) because of his unwavering support of Israel, has called on Congress to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority until the payments to convicted terrorists stop and until the rocket fire ceases.
“This issue is cut and dry; not a single American dollar should be going to the Palestinian Authority while it is paying terrorists and condoning rocket attacks on Israeli families,” Mr. Turner said. “David Weprin was given several opportunities to take a position on this yesterday, and once again he hedged like a politician. There can be no hedging on clear moral issues like this.”
Mr. Weprin is a career politician who has sought four separate political offices in the past two years — City Council, City Comptroller, State Assembly, and now Congress. He does not live in the 9th Congressional District (Brooklyn-Queens) in which he now running to replace disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D).
Mr. Turner (R) a former television executive who has lived his entire life in the neighborhoods of the 9th Congressional District, is running for Congress to help get America’s economy moving again. Mr. Turner’s business career has taken him around the globe. He has conducted business and formed programming partnerships in places ranging from Tbilisi to Delhi, Manila to Moscow.
The special election will be held on Tuesday, September 13.
(Press Release From Turner Campaign)