The Zack Space campaign finally got around to posting a statement on the Bob Ney resignation sometime last night. Here it is in it's entirety.
Today's resignation by disgraced Congressman Bob Ney is long overdue. Members of Congress, who use their position to commit crimes, should not be allowed to keep their jobs and collect salaries financed by hardworking taxpayers. As I have shared with the voters of the 18th Congressional district, Bob Ney represents a larger problem - Washington is broken. We have leadership who cater to special interests rather than the honest hardworking people of their communities.
That's why I've signed a pledge to refuse to accept free gifts trips and meals from lobbyists. This pledge is my contract to the people of Ohio, who have been neglected for too long. So far my opponent, Bob Ney's hand picked candidate, has refused to follow my example and sign my ethics pledge.
We cannot permit special interests like big oil and drug companies to hijack the interests of the people while working families get squeezed at the pharmacy and at the pump.
It's time for the culture of corruption to come to an end. Today's resignation of disgraced Congressman Ney is the first step in restoring the people's trust and integrity in their elected officials.
It's time for a new agenda focused on people not the powerful, and the message of change is resonating throughout the 18th district. It is time for a clean break from politics as usual. It is time for a change in leadership that will finally put working families and their needs first.