Category Archives: Public Statements

Jim Moran: No Fan of “Profanity”

Jim Moran has once again assumed his role of Northern Virginia’s top bully this week by demanding that WMATA remove an ad critical of President Obama’s landmark healthcare policy.

In two public statements released on the 29th, Moran first expressed concern for the innocent children and tourists:

“The families with children and thousands of tourists who take Metro everyday should not be subjected to such garbage.”

Moran later revealed how much he detested “profanity” in public discourse:

“I am disappointed by WMATA’s defense of this inappropriate advertisement. If their current advertising guidelines do not prohibit profane advertisements on taxpayer-funded property, then WMATA should take the initiative and update them. Profanity has no place in the public forum…It defames the President of the United States in a way that coarsens the public discourse.”

Despite Moran’s much needed lesson on how the First Amendment works with paid advertising, regardless of where it is featured, his hypocrisy on profanity must be exposed. In 2006, Moran exclaimed to a crowd of 450 that once he became chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, he would “earmark the shit out of it.”

Be consistent, Jim. Think of the children!

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Moran Votes for the Insider Trading Bill

YEA – S. 2038 — House vote on passage for STOCK Act.

According to his office:

“The reforms put in place by the STOCK Act have real staying power to make our ethics rules stronger, improve transparency and help instill greater confidence in elected officials.”

But wait, didn’t he get caught using that confidential information for his own financial protection in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis? According to Slate:

“September 17, 2008, was by far [Rep. Jim] Moran’s most active trading day of the year,’ writes Schweitzer. ‘He dumped shares in Goldman Sachs, General Dynamics, Franklin Resources, Flowserve Corporation, Ecolabs, Edison International, Electronic Arts, DirecTV, Conoco, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, Apple, CVS, Cisco, Chubb, and a dozen more companies.’ Schweitzer actually counts ninety companies that Moran dumped, helping him avoid big losses’.”

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Moran Spreads Planned Parenthood Myths

Jim Moran hopped on the progressive bandwagon to smear the Susan G. Komen Foundation in a public statement today:

“The Komen Foundation’s decision regarding Planned Parenthood is deeply troubling. As an organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer, it’s hard to understand how eliminating funding that provides hundreds of thousands of women with preventive screenings is in anyone’s best interest.

“I call on the Foundation to reverse their decision and not let politics interfere with protecting women’s health.”

But despite Planned Parenthood’s multi-million dollar PR campaign, the government subsidized clinic system does not directly offer cancer screening or mammogram services. According to their website:

Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses teach patients about breast care, connect patients to resources to help them get vital biopsies, ultrasounds, and mammograms, and follow up to make sure patients are cared for with the attention they need and deserve.

Attacking a private charity on behalf of a publicly-funded clinic system only further demonstrates the detached, partisan intimidation tactics Moran has become known for.