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July 4, 2012

Tierney stands his ground

Congressman meets the press over in-laws' accusations

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Grilled about how voters can trust his judgment and effectiveness in Congress when it appears he was duped by his brothers-in-law, Tierney said, “People trust me in Congress because in 16 years I have done an excellent job representing the district. 

“No one who knows me would accuse me of being dishonest, no one.” 

After listing several regrets, including the distraction the case had caused and the pain it has inflicted, Tierney added, “I regret having brothers-in-law, but frankly you don’t get to choose those things in life.”

“I married ... for better or worse, and sometimes the worse is worse than you ever imagine,” he said, adding that he does not regret marrying Patrice, but only the connection with her family. 

He said he is not considering stepping down and would do so only if it seemed in the best interest of his wife.

“If I thought it would spare her some pain,” he said, “it would certainly be a consideration.” 

But, he added, Patrice would feel worse, not better, if he decided “to walk away from this.”

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