Phoenix, AZ – Yesterday, Paradise Valley politician Vernon Parker announced that he would deliver the weekly national Republican address as requested by House Speaker John Boehner. Parker has refused to debate the issues in front of Arizona voters, having turned down multiple offers for debates from Arizona-based media outlets. But given a chance to appear on the national stage, Parker falls over himself trying to please the out-of-touch Washington, DC big shots.
The following message from Parker appeared on Parker’s twitter account late Thursday afternoon:
Thankful for Speaker @johnboehner giving me the opportunity to give this Saturday’s Republican address. We’re restoring America’s promise!
In the spring and summer of this election cycle, Bush era insider Vernon Parker attended multiple tea party events touting his plans to eliminate the Department of Education and create tax breaks for millionaires.
Now with the primary election behind him, GOP nominee Parker has made only a few rare appearances, and has refused to debate Kyrsten Sinema in front of CD9 voters. His camera-shy campaign has turned down public debates offered by ABC 15/Univision, News 12/The Arizona Republic, Channel 3 and KJZZ.
“Once a Washington, DC insider, always a Washington, DC insider, I guess. Vernon Parker won’t answer questions from the people of District 9, but he is only too happy to follow orders from the out-of-touch big shots in charge of Congress,” said Rodd McLeod, campaign manager for Kyrsten Sinema for Congress. “At the end of the day, it is the voters of CD9 that decide who should represent them — not insiders in Washington — and Parker’s absence in the public eye shows that he has no interest in representing the people in the district south of his Paradise Valley home.”