CONCORD — Republicans on Monday accused Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster of trying to “run away” from her record of support for President Barack Obama.
Kuster said during a televised interview Sunday that “we agree on some things and we obviously don’t disagree on other things,” referring to the President.
She said she disagreed with the White House’s proposal to recalculate Social Security benefits and opposes the internet sales tax, which the White House supports.
“There are a number of issues where I disagree, and when I disagree the White House knows about it,” Kuster said on WMUR television.
The National Republican Congressional Committee noted that in February, Kuster said on New Hampshire Public Radio she is “probably one of the strongest supporters of the President in the entire United States Congress.”
“Everyone knows Annie Kuster supporting President Obama’s agenda 87 percent of the time is politically toxic,” said NRCC spokesman Matt Gorman.” But her desperate attempt to run away from her record — despite calling herself one of Obama’s “strongest supporters” in the entire Congress — is beyond pathetic. In fact it’s downright laughable.”