- Dick Swett
Politifact: Former U.S. Rep. Richard Swett says Huntsman flip-flopped on stimulus
Says that in 2009, Jon Huntsman "said that the Recovery Act wasn't large enough and as governor he asked for $14.4 billion in federal stimulus funds. Now he's saying that he never supported it."
Former U.S. Rep. Richard Swett, on Tuesday, June 21. in a conference call hosted by the New Hampshire Democratic Party
Huntsman's comments on the stimulus have been all over the map. He said from the start he would have voted against it - because it wasn't big enough - and then he's offered different explanations that have emphasized the need for more infrastructure spending or more tax cuts.
Swett was right in saying that Huntsman requested $14 billion in stimulus funds, and that he offered his support for a figure even larger: $1 trillion.
But Swett's account is too one-sided. The record shows Huntsman has continued to raise questions about the stimulus all along, even as he accepted the money.
We rate Swett's statement Half True.
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