INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Braun has yet to join the other leaders of his party and call for Attorney General Hill’s resignation for his groping scandal, and just weeks ago stood on stage with him and praised his leadership at a rally in support of “family values.”
Statewide Republican leaders, including Governor Holcomb, joined Indiana Democrats last night in calling for Hill’s resignation in the wake of the Indy Star’s bombshell story detailing allegations from multiple women that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them at a party in March. Rep. Braun at this point is one of the few leaders in the Indiana GOP who has not.
While the standard bearer for the Indiana GOP this November has been slow to call on Hill to step down, Rep. Braun was quick to praise him just weeks ago. The two men stood together in solidarity last month at a rally to support “family values” intended to keep discriminatory anti-marriage equality language in the GOP platform ahead of the Indiana Republican convention. Rep. Braun even went out of his way to praise Hill, calling him “good folks” in his speech at the rally.
Rep. Braun and Attorney General Curtis Hill together at the “family values” rally in June:
“Virtually every other Indiana GOP leader has called on Attorney General Hill to resign, so why can’t Rep. Braun?,” said Michael Feldman, spokesman for the Indiana Democratic Party. “Rep. Braun’s refusal to speak out against Hill demonstrates a lack of leadership on an issue that Hoosiers rightly demand a strong moral stance on. Voters across the state are left to hope that Rep. Braun doesn’t still think he shares ‘family values’ with a man who apparently has no issue with groping women, including his fellow elected officials.”