Chris Gibson, GOP Congressman, Cites New District To Drop Grover Norquist PledgeMore, if you can stomach it.
The Huffington Post | By Nick Wing
Posted: 11/30/2012 7:16 pm EST
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) made an interesting attempt to free himself from the anti-taxation bonds of Grover Norquist's pledge this week, announcing that his recent reelection to a redistricted swath of Hudson Valley effectively cleared the slate.
Gibson had signed the "no new taxes" pledge coordinated by Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform group when he was elected to represent New York’s 20th Congressional District in 2010. But following a U.S. Census-mandated redrawing of district boundaries, he won reelection in November in the 19th District. In a statement, Gibson argued that his new borders allowed him to reconsider the conditions of the pledge.
Really? Then why didn't the lying little weasel campaign on that?