Dan Coats: Lobbying For Yemen?
Greg Sargent reports that national Democrats, already hitting Dan Coats for his comments about not coming back to Indiana, will “go on the offensive” today about Coats’ lobbying for foreign governments.
According to a short piece in The Hill, Coats didn’t content himself with lobbying for the big banks that brought our economy to its knees – he also lobbied for foreign governments. In fact, his firm was involved with lobbying for the government of Yemen.
Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) said the foreign lobbying brings things to a whole new level for Coats.
“It’s one thing to be a lobbyist; it’s another to be lobbying for Yemen,” she said. “He’ll have that hung around his neck day in and day out.
“I think it’s huge, and it’s going to be really hard to overcome.”
Maybe Dan should just go ahead and retire to North Carolina.