WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita’s opponent in November’s upcoming election, John Dale, released a statement Monday.
In response to Rokita’s visit to West Lafayette to speak about the future of aviation in Greater Lafayette, John Dale for Congress Campaign released this statement to News 18.
“Todd Rokita held a conference at the Purdue University Airport claiming that he was in support of Aviation. Where was his support when he voted for the government shutdown knowing that it would dramatically hurt the Aviation Industry?
A quote by Airline companies says, ‘The lack of resources, coupled with the inability of the FAA to assist, will not only impact our workforce, but the entire U.S. aviation system.’ U.S. Office of Management and Budget indicates the delay in delivery of aircraft caused by the federal government shutdown in October held up $1.9 billion worth of aviation assets. The government shutdown directly impacted flight training providers and their customer operators.
Rokita claims to give unwavering support to the aviation industry on the campaign trail, but chose to directly harm the industry during his time in office. Let’s actually support our Aviation Industries and not stab them in the back.”