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Vince Gray Has Nothing To Say About Sulaimon Payments

Vince Gray Won't Comment on Sulaimon Brown

Reporters finally got to question Mayor Vince Gray today about the news that his mayoral campaign paid off Sulaimon Brown. Gray just got back from a retail conference in Las Vegas trying to lure some Wegmans stores to D.C.

After a brief news conference touting the District's efforts to help small businesses in Adams Morgan (59 new trees, and LED lights coming!), Gray faced a group of reporters who wanted to know if he still stood by his earlier story that he didn't know anything about any payments to Brown.

Gray responded with a series of lame no comments:

"I'm not going to comment on it at this stage, we'll let this investigation play out as well as it should and then we'll see where we are."

Note that Gray used to protest with maximum outrage at any notion that he'd been aware of any wrongdoing involving Brown. When WUSA9's Bruce Johnson pointed that out, Gray replied: "Bruce, we're going to let this investigation play out."

When LL asked the mayor if he was expecting to finish out his term—which is the sort of question you'd think any politician could muster up a "yes" for—Gray mumbled a similar type of no comment.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • @SamuelMoore

    Good question, Alan! Love the tags on this article...

  • Gold Coast Kid

    this is very very exciting indeed.

  • Drez

    I really want to know what the big JC* thinks of all this.
    *Jason Cherkis.

  • John

    Drez: I'm sure he feels it's a distraction from the important issue of residency requirements for homeless services.

  • Drez

    Good one, John!

  • truth hurts

    LL, allow me to answer the question you posed to the mayor:

    "I wouldn't say I'm 'expecting' to finish my term, Alan. 'Hoping' to finish my term would be a better way of putting it."

  • http://btolson1@verizonnet.com Susan

    How about an apology Vince? The lies!!! Didn't you say that you did not know this dude? Now its no comment?

    We all need to think about how he treated the campaign workers that got nothing