A small part of this saga involves 1,150 dollars Doctor Roy contributed in five installments from August 31, 2009 to January 1, 2010 to Our Country Deserves Better-PAC (OCDB), the Tea Party Express (TPX) political action committee. Realistically, this is a small amount, although many of us would be hard-pressed to make a contribution that large. Certainly, the good doctor had the right to contribute to any cause, even a manifestly delusional one. I'm not interested in whether Roy was a member of TPX. Indeed, this is one area within the MediCaper web that is not about him.
It's about the Tea Party Express. It doesn't need to be. Over the last three weeks, I've emailed TPX's press office three times and TPX founder Amy Kremer two times asking what I thought would be a simple question, without assuming Dr. Roy's guilt:
If Dr. Roy is found guilty of defrauding the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs, will the TPE's PAC return the funds ($1,150) to Doctor Roy or to the federal government?I thought the question would have come up before and that they'd had time to cobble together an answer, even an ambiguous one. Nonetheless, they haven't, or they don't want to share it (with me and you anyway). Whatever the reasons, I'd still like to know their position on Dr. Roy's contributions, this apparent outlier in their donation base. Also, Perhaps you do too.
So, below are the emails I've sent a few times now. If you'd like to contact them perhaps that would light a fore under them to at least state their position. Below, with a little detective work, you'll find the email addresses.
Drop them a line, maybe if enough of us do that they'll loosen up their vocal chords.