PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- News that an "angry" state Sen. Scott Wagner assaulted a tracker who was filming the lawmaker delivering a speech sets a new low bar for hypocrisy, given his well-documented penchant for using hidden video cameras at his state Capitol offices, said Wendell W. Young IV, President of UFCW Local 1776.
"This is the same guy who taped hidden cameras to fire extinguishers in the Capitol building to record Pennsylvanians as they walk around their capitol building? Really?" Young said.
Young noted that Sen. Wagner installed two phone cameras trained on political signs that he has posted at his taxpayer-funded offices in the Capitol to protect the signs from potential vandalism.
Further, Sen. Wagner demanded reporters not even be present in the room at last night's Westmoreland County GOP's annual Ronald Reagan Dinner. With no first-hand media account of his gubernatorial campaign, there is no telling who else is may fall victim to Sen. Wagner's angry temperament, Young noted.
Young did find Sen. Wagner's comments on Speaker Mike Turzai's potential gubernatorial campaign to have some merit.
"The one thing I do agree with Sen. Wagner on, however, is neither he nor Speaker Mike Turzai have the leadership skills or temperament to be the chief executive officer of this Commonwealth", Young stated.
Young urged all Pennsylvanians to continue ignoring the senator as he campaigns for governor.
"It seems that people who are actually trying to pay attention to the senator are in harm's way. For their own safety, I hope that voters stay away from the senator's campaign events," Young said. "Stay safe and stay home."
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SOURCE UFCW Local 1776