GOP leaders demonstrate hypocrisy by treating Vitter/Weiner differently

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Forest, VA – A policy analyst working for a Virginia-based pro-family organization is charging GOP leaders in Washington with hypocrisy for treating lawmakers caught in scandals differently, depending on their party affiliations.

Family Policy Network (FPN) Policy Analyst Alex Mason released an opinion piece today, critical of Republican leaders who overlooked the immoral actions of Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) while decrying those of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). In July of 2007, Senator Vitter was exposed in the infamous “DC Madam” case as a married man who had paid prostitutes for sexual encounters while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the opinion piece, which is located online at:, Mason charges: “Republicans were correct in demanding that Congressman Weiner resign on account of his moral failures. But it’s high time Republicans exhibit the courage of conviction required to hold one of their own to the same standard.” He concludes, “Anything less is hypocrisy.”



FPN Policy Analyst Alex Mason – June 21, 2011
“Senator Vitter Must Resign His Post, Too”

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE – June 20, 2011
“Christian Group Calls on Sen. Vitter to Follow Weiner’s Lead and Resign”

THE CHRISTIAN POST – June 20, 2011
“Christian Group Calls for David Vitter to Resign Following Weiner’s Lead”

USA TODAY – June 21, 2011
“Twit for tat? Sen. Vitter should quit like Weiner, Christian group says”

FoxNews Radio – June 21, 2011
FPN Policy Analyst Alex Mason debates Vitter/Weiner situation on:
The Alan Colmes Show

The Huffington Post – June 21, 2011
“Family Policy Network Calls On Vitter To Resign, Defend Against Weiner Hypocrisy”

The Christian Post – June 20, 2011
“Christian Group Calls for David Vitter to Resign Following Weiner’s Lead” – June 22, 2011
GUEST EDITORIAL: “Sen. Vitter must resign his post, too” by FPN Policy Analyst Alex Mason

The Christian Century – June 21, 2011
“Conservatives want senator to resign after affair”

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