INDIANAPOLIS – Since Rep. Braun hasn’t answered any questions about the bombshell Associated Press report on Tuesday that exposed his business’ long rap sheet of poor worker treatment and history of outsourcing, we decided to give him a few.
Rep. Braun has decided to stake his Senate bid on the claim of running a successful business, but after the AP’s report, it’s increasingly clear that he’s run his business in a disastrous way that puts his own profits first and flies in the face of his campaign rhetoric. From pledging to help bring jobs back from overseas while relying on Chinese labor instead of Hoosier workers, railing against subsidies while his company took them, and claiming he’d stand up for the little guy while racking up workforce violations – it’s clear that the person Rep. Braun portrays on the campaign trail is far from the self-interested businessman he’s actually been throughout his career.
As the primary comes to a close on Tuesday, Rep. Braun can’t expect Hoosiers to vote for him in good conscience until he gives a full accounting of the ways he’s distorted his business record.
Here are 5 questions Rep. Braun needs to answer about the AP’s story: