VIDEO: GOP Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick Asks Challenger to Stop Referring to him as a Republican


In the last debate between Democrat Scott Wallace and Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania’s First District, Fitzpatrick made a plea to “keep party labels out of the debate.”

According to PA Post:

“Scott, I’m hearing you throw the word Republican out,” Fitzpatrick told his challenger. “Do your best to try to keep party labels out of the debate, because really it’s important. OK?”

Meanwhile, Democratic challenger Scott Wallace linked him to Republican leaders: House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump.

“Please start holding President Trump accountable,” Wallace said. “If you won’t do it, the Democrats will.”

“Brian Fitzpatrick can call himself independent until he’s blue in the face but the fact is, he has voted with Donald Trump 84 percent of the time, including his vote for the GOP tax scam which gave corporations and billionaires massive tax breaks, while driving a stake through the heart of the ACA and blowing a 2 trillion hole in the deficit – with plans to pay for it with cuts to Medicare and Social Security. Not to mention his votes to defund Planned Parenthood, roll back environmental regulations, and against protections for people with preexisting conditions and commonsense gun regulations.” – Scott Wallace, Democratic Nominee for Congress in PA-01.