Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino isn’t letting the Arthur Barclay situation die. Today, via press release, he asked who reviewed Barclay’s credentials before putting is name up for an appointment in Camden City. Ambrosino’s press release on the matter follows:
HADDON HEIGHTS – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino congratulated Camden’s City Council for pulling a resolution appointing former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay as a commissioner on the city’s parking authority prior to last week’s council meeting.
CCGOP Chairman Rich Ambrosino said, “While I congratulate Camden City Council for doing the right thing, there is no doubt Mr. Barclay’s name should have never been submitted for consideration for an appointment to the parking authority. The fact he was even considered leaves some unanswered questions.”
“A municipal appointment committee reviewed Barclay’s credentials. Who served on this committee?” Ambrosino asked, “It was reported that the committee was ‘satisfied as to his fitness’ who determined Barclay’s fitness?”
“City government has to answer these questions and county government still needs to explain how Barclay still has a job,” Ambrosino said. “No doubt, if Barclay were a Republican, Camden County machine Democrats would be demanding his resignation at the mere accusation of punching a woman, much less admitting it as Barclay did.”
“No longer are Camden County Democrats getting free passes on anything, from Barclay’s resignation last year and the fact he somehow still has a county job, to the scandal involving former Haddon Township Commissioner Paul Dougherty and the resignation of Gloucester Township Board of Education member Brian Dougherty, we’re exposing them for all their misdeeds,” Ambrosino said. “Camden County Republicans are reenergized and ready to take the fight to the machine. If exposing the misdeeds of machine politicians is what it’s going to take to win elections again, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”