Montgomery County Terminates Voter Services Dir.
According to Montgomery County’s Salary Board Listing, the Voter Services Director was let go. Joseph Passarella served in the position for several years. The Montgomery County Republican Committee is criticizing the move, saying that Passarella had a clean record and carried out his responsibilities with the highest form of integrity. However, during his tenure in the post, Passarella was accused of not properly registering voters. Passarella earned nearly 72-thousand dollars as the director. There’s no word on a replacement.
WNPV’S New AM-Edition Takes Up Issue of Background Checks.
Heritage Action For America, a Washington, D.C. group opposed to legislation on extensive background checks for gun purchases is lauding a vote ob the issue. Federal lawmakers defeated a measure on the issue Wednesday. It was a bi-partisan measure by Pennsylvania Republican senator Pat Toomey and West Virginia Democrat, Joe Manchin. Heritage Action For America spokesman Dan Holler believes two important factors led to the 54-46 vote that defeated the amendment.
“We don’t want to make criminals out of law abiding citizens, we want to go after the criminals. So that’s number one. Number two, there needs to be a real effort at the state and local level, particularly between communities and families to try to head off stuff likes this. You can’t have folks in Washington behind closed doors put some words on a piece of a paper and expect it to solve all the problems.”
Holler was a guest on WNPV’S New AM-Edition this morning with Darryl Berger