“As the congressman of this district who basically agrees with the issues Matt has raised, I can’t see myself publicly endorsing (Democrat Tom) Henry, but I am very troubled,” Souder said.
“Obviously I had concerns in the primary,” he said, which were compounded by “the grand jury indictments, the cake, which is a little thing, and some other things that have happened since, and there are many that aren’t public.”
Souder said anyone who would vote – or not vote – for a candidate because of a birthday cake with a questionable joke theme “has a problem.”
But he said of the cake: “There was a vindictiveness to it that was immature. … While this isn’t a major thing, it adds to concerns about judgment.”
Even if Kelty is eventually found not guilty of perjury, Souder said, the fact that the indictment was handed up “suggests that at least a jury of his peers felt there were judgment questions involved here that needed to go to trial. Matt Kelty can ill afford questions about judgment.”
Folks if you can't get longtime friends to stand by their endorsement then there is something very, very wrong. Of course McGauley, Talarico, Hawks and others have been saying the same things for quite some time but they are all RINOs right? What about Souder? We're talking about an uber-partisan congressman that is also a friend of Matt Kelty, yet he's publicly backing away from Matt in a very harsh manner.
We can all read between the lines here, Matt Kelty isn't fit to be mayor and everyone knows it - even his good friends...