Kaptur says she believes in innocence until proven guilty, supports PMA work - the Hill

Kaptur talks to The Hill about the PMA scandal and says some interesting things. She defends PMA work, says she lives by innocence until proven guilty, and says she has no plans to return the money. Quite a different tone than the one she had several years ago (see below). One also only has to look at her past speeches to see if she holds the innocent until guilty banner.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), a member of the Appropriations Defense subcommittee, also sees no reason to purge the PMA donations.

“I’m a strong believer in the presumption of innocence until I learn otherwise,” she said. “It’s very easy for members and respectable people to get destroyed for political purposes.”

She suspects that Kirk and other Republicans are just trying to highlight the PMA controversy for partisan gain.

Kaptur also defended PMA’s work for helping to make firms in her district more competitive for grants often awarded to higher-profile defense giants in other parts of the country.

“I never had a problem with PMA — they helped smaller firms in my district compete,” she said.

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Of course you can read about what Marcy said about campaign finance, special interests, and lobbyists at:


Hint: I could not find a defense of a lobbyist before in any of her comments before.

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