State Rep. Rips Rendell Over Anti-Gas Monitoring

State Rep. rips Rendell over anti-terror contract
by Tracie Mauriello, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HARRISBURG — A local lawmaker turned a small Capitol rally into a governor bashing this morning when he called Ed Rendell a tyrant who was complicit in hiring a firm to monitor activities of anti-government groups over the past year.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry, said the governor’s failure to discipline staffers who authorized the contract showed that he “knew full well” that the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response would be tracking activists groups.

Mr. Rendell denied that.

He declined to comment further except to say “I consider it a compliment for Daryl Metcalfe to rail against me.”

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