A week ago, U.S. Marshal Tony Amador, candidate in California’s 11th Congressional District, called two of his opponents ‘hypocrites’ on the issue of healthcare. At the center of the storm was David Harmer, his Republican Primary opponent, who announced the endorsement of Gov. Mitt Romney in the midst of the Romneycare controversy.
Harmer announced the Romney endorsement again on Wednesday, which left Amador shaking his head.
“Has anyone told David Harmer that Gov. Mitt Romney is the author of ‘Romneycare,’ the Massachusetts health care plan that was the model for Obamacare?” asked Amador. “Why would anyone want to publicize such a liberal endorsement in a Republican Primary?”
“The fact is David Harmer likes to say he’s a conservative and he opposes nationalized health care. I think voters are tired of having that type of insider-Republican representing us in Washington. That’s why I’m running,” Amador said.
Amador said even President Obama made the case that his health plan was similar to Romneycare.
Another Republican opponent in the race, Elizabeth Emken, also takes a position of opposing nationalized health care, but as a lobbyist, Emken wrote letters in support of the president’s plan.
“How can either of these candidates wage an effective campaign against McNerney if they are soft on nationalized health care?” Amador asked. “Elizabeth Emken lobbied for Obamacare’s passage and David Harmer is endorsed by the author of Romneycare.”
“Rep. Tom McClintock needs help in Washington advocating for the repeal of Obamacare. I will oppose the government takeover of our healthcare system,” said Marshal Amador.