Crawford opponent lashes him for bringing Trump apologist Devin Nunes to town | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Crawford opponent lashes him for bringing Trump apologist Devin Nunes to town

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 2:39 PM

click to enlarge HEADLINER: Devin Nunes helped Rick Crawford raise campaign cash in Jonesboro today.
  • HEADLINER: Devin Nunes helped Rick Crawford raise campaign cash in Jonesboro today.
Chintan Desai, the Democratic candidate for 1st District Congress, has blasted Republican incumbent Republican Rep. Rick Crawford for dodging public meetings and having U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes to town today for a private fund-raiser. Desai slammed them both for attacking the FBI in defense of Donald Trump.

His release:

“My opponent, Representative Rick Crawford, has refused to hold public events, such as town halls, and has even refused to discuss the issues by debating me right here in our district. Today, Rep. Crawford is having an expensive, private fundraiser with Devin Nunes.

“Instead of holding events with his constituents, Rick Crawford would rather spend his time in Jonesboro with a man who has attacked our law enforcement. Earlier this year, Rick Crawford and Devin Nunes, as members of the House Intelligence Committee, released a wildly conspiratorial and partisan memo that falsely claimed that the men and women of the FBI are somehow part of some secret ‘Deep State.’ This was a blatant lie concocted to deceive the American public by undermining our faith in the men and women of law enforcement who work tirelessly to protect our country’s political institutions.
“To make matters worse, just last month, at a closed door fundraiser very much like this one, Rep. Nunes suggested that the GOP had to keep the House majority in order to protect President Trump from Robert Mueller’s investigation. Rather than being an independent check on the executive branch, Reps. Nunes and Crawford instead think it’s their job to ‘clear’ the President no matter what the investigation uncovers.

“Arkansans want an independent Congressperson who isn’t beholden to any party or President. They want a Congressperson who will actually show up, meet with them, and listen to their concerns about the direction of our country.”
Crawford's $750-a-plate fund-raising luncheon was held at Arkansas State Universit6y but was closed to all but paying guests. Desai said Crawford had earlier refused to meet with ASU students.

Tags: , , ,


Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Among the last words from Kenneth Williams: 'Finger Lickin' Good Fried Chicken'

    What's purported to be a final-words essay from condemned prisoner Kenneth Williams was distributed today by Deborah Robinson, a freelance journalist in Arkansas.  He reflects on his execution, his victims, reactions of inmates and big servings of fried chicken, which he says are given to all inmates on execution days.
    • Apr 27, 2017
  • French Hill votes against disaster aid to Puerto Rico

    Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill alone among Arkansas's House delegation voted last week against a measure that provided $36.5 billion in disaster aid, a portion  for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as well as money for wildfire response and to support the flood insurance program.
    • Oct 14, 2017
  • Presidential thriller, co-author Bill Clinton, coming to bookstores in 2018

    June 2018 is the expected publication date for a novel collaboration by former President Bill Clinton and crime writer James Patterson.
    • May 9, 2017


  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation