Below is a statement from Democratic Congressional candidate Jose Hernandez on Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan, architect of the extreme House Republican budget, as his Vice Presidential nominee:
“With Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential nominee, Congressman Jeff Denham’s support for the Ryan budget that put the middle class in line behind millionaires is now front and center. Congressman Denham, as a Romney California Co-Chair, is going to have to explain to voters why he continually votes for Paul Ryan’s drastic cuts to Medicare in favor of protecting tax breaks for millionaires and corporations that ship good American jobs overseas when the Central Valley’s unemployment rate is so high.
In Congress, I will always represent the Central Valley first. Unlike Congressman Denham, I will not support any plan that balances the budget on the backs of seniors or the middle class.”