I just set my DVR to record Governor George Allen today on Fox News Channel’s “Happening Now” with Jon Scott and Jane Skinner at 11:30 am ET. He will discuss whether or not the Democrats will scale back on the push for health care reform in light of Scott Browns inspiring victory.
(Thank you “satellite company” for letting me do this remotely.)
On a personal note, it is really great to see Governor Allen and his wife Susan working so hard for Virginia and the Country. I seem to run into them at nearly every event I attend. Their tireless efforts on behalf of Virginia have had a tremendous impact on the successes of the Republican Party, but mostly on all Virginians. Please check out the American Energy Freedom Center the Governor is involved with and sign the petition. Thank you.
Governor Allen released the following statement on the Massachusetts Senate race victory by Scott Brown:
Mt. Vernon, Va. – Former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen issued the following statement today, Congratulating Scott Brown and calling on Washington Democrats to “start over” on health care reform.
“Susan and I congratulate Scott Brown for his impressive, inspiring victory and for running an honest, ideas-based campaign.
“I’m sure we can all find it wonderfully ironic that one of the Tea Parties’ greatest victories to date came in Massachusetts, which is where this movement derived its name and philosophy. Scott Brown’s historic election is getting the attention of Washington officials who need to listen to the American people. I think we will be watching with great interest in the days and weeks ahead to see how some in Washington will run for cover trying to hide their role in the massively expensive government-run health care experiment, while others may defiantly push forward to pass it in the face of clear opposition from Americans all across the country.
“I call on Democrats to join their Republican colleagues to start over and put forth common sense health care reforms. Options such as Health Savings Accounts could benefit all Americans and make health insurance more affordable, personalized and portable rather than enacting more national debt, higher taxes dictates and unfunded mandates from Washington.
“I also hope that Democrats avoid any gamesmanship while seating Scott Brown. As he pointed out during his campaign, this is the people’s seat and they spoke loud and clear last night.”