Rep. John Mica was had to fend off Democratic attacks about his involvement in the redevelopment of a historic Washington D.C. landmark.
According to Morning Consult, Mica got a shout-out from Ivanka Trump Wednesday during the grand opening of Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel. Ivanka Trump, according to the report, “touted Mica’s support in the redevelopment of the Old Post Office Pavilion, a 315-foot clock tower that had fallen on tough times.”
The comments were seized upon by House Democrats, who are spending big to try to unseat Mica. In a statement to Morning Consult, a spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said “Mica pulled out all the stops to help Donald Trump with his luxury D.C. hotel project.”
And Stephanie Murphy, his Democratic opponent, told Morning Consult she would expect the Trump family to thank Mica “for everything he did to make them richer.”
Mica defended his support of the restoration project, telling Morning Consult the building was losing taxpayers millions of dollars. He said he “did everything” he could to make sure the property “would turn into a revenue producer for taxpayers.”