Catania Slams Trump “Grinfest,” Bowser
Don't expect to see David Catania on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice any time soon. "District Councilmember" already isn't prominent enough for a show that's featured Sinbad and Gilbert Gottfried, but now Catania has taken to talking trash about The Donald, too.
Unlike many of his D.C. Council colleagues, Catania skipped Wednesday's groundbreaking for Trump's Old Post Office hotel, but he tweeted along anyway.
— David Catania (@DavidCataniaDC) July 23, 2014
Tweeted like a guy who knows that he won't be on the Council in January! Catania expanded on his absence today in an appearance on WAMU's The Politics Hour, citing Trump's fondness for Barack Obama birtherism as one reason he didn't show.
"I didn’t see any point in necessarily joining him for a grinfest on Pennsylvania Avenue," Catania said.
Catania also used his radio appearance to expand his attack on mayoral rival Muriel Bowser's involvement in the Park Southern housing scandal.
Bowser, who has said she didn't do anything wrong in connection with the complex, declined last week to investigate her own campaign supporters involved in Park Southern through a committee she chairs on the grounds that it'd amount to a political circus. Her office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Maybe the circus is coming to town after all, though. With Bowser refusing to hold a hearing, Catania called for Council Chairman Phil Mendelson to investigate through the Council's Committee of the Whole. LL's waiting to hear back from Mendelson's office on whether that hearing will happen.
Update, 5:10 p.m.: Bowser campaign spokesman Joaquin McPeek says Catania's request for a hearing on Park Southern amounts to "political theater and grandstanding."
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