McNerney calls on Pombo to support Hastert resignation

Democratic congressional challenger Jerry McNerney called on incumbent GOP Rep. Richard Pombo to support the resignation of House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who is under fire for failing to stop a fellow Republican’s inappropriate sexual behavior with House pages.

In addition, McNerney asked Pombo to return approximately $30,000 Hastert raised for him at a May 2006 fundraiser in Acampo plus additional money Hastert collected at an August 2005 event in Monterey.

Finally, McNerney demanded Pombo request the National Republican Campaign Committee to donate the disgraced Florida GOP Rep. Mark Foley’s $100,000 contribution to charity and refuse to appropriate as its own the more than $2 million that remains in Foley’s campaign account.