Today, Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-3) issued the following statement condemning misleading Social Security robocalls:
"The American people are demanding solutions from Washington. Sadly, with so much at stake, there are proponents of the status quo who are once again working to scare seniors and levy political attacks. This time they're misleading voters about Social Security. This week, the DCCC has announced they plan to call voters in my district regarding a recently introduced bill that I have not supported-- In fact this legislation only has 6 out of 435 members co-sponsoring it, and hasn't even gone through the committee process. I came to Washington to fix our fiscal mess, and these desperate attempts to scare voters and malign my record are a much unneeded distraction from solving this important problem."
According to Politico: "The DCCC is targeting Republicans over a lower-profile bill that the committee argues will "end Social Security.' The DCCC is launching robo-calls against 14 Republican members of Congress on the issue, tying them to "Republican leaders' scheme to gamble the Social Security that seniors worked a lifetime to earn,' "
Runyan continued: "Instead of these calls looking to offer solutions to our fiscal crisis, they once again politicize the issue, misleading voters. It's time to get serious about America's debt crisis, not scare voters for political gain."