Shortly after the now infamous video of Mitt Romney saying that he doesn’t worry about 47% of Americans, audio was leaked of Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA8) speaking to a Tea Party group. Fitzpatrick was recorded telling them that “we need to support people who have a history and know what it is like to sign the front of a paycheck, not the back of a paycheck.”
The Tea Party crowd, at that point, erupted in laughter and contemptuous guffaws.
Now, Pennsylvania Workers’ Voice has released a new web ad featuring Fitzpatrick’s comments.
The ad ends by saying that “Mike Fitzpatrick doesn’t support Pennsylvania working men and women. And it’s no laughing matter.”
The video was sent to more than 11,000 union members in the 8th district.
“When working people hear Fitzpatrick’s comments the reaction they feel betrayed, the same way they did when Mitt Romney wrote off 47% of the country as unwilling to take personal responsibility,” said Yuri Beckelman, the National AFL-CIO’s Pennsylvania Campaign Communications Director.