Wamp: Ramsey's earmark remark is 'disingenuous'
Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free-Press
Feb 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM
The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports that U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp said Tuesday that GOP gubernatorial rival Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey was being "disingenuous" when he accused the Chattanooga congressman of having "never seen an earmark he didn't like.""I think it's a ridiculous thing to say," said Rep. Wamp, R-Tenn., a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. "I have funded the Chickamauga Lock. I have funded the missions at Oak Ridge (National Laboratory). I've funded the critical responsibilities of the federal government -- or helped fund them."Lt. Gov. Ramsey, the state Senate speaker, made the jab at Rep. Wamp during a recent question-and-answer session with Republican activists in Nashville.