KDKA (1020) radio host Marty Griffin often beats up on controversial state House Majority Leader Bill DeWeese, a Democrat from Waynesburg.
But at least two of Griffin’s loyal fans are also loyal fans of DeWeese.
According to the Tribune-Review‘s anonymous gossip column, “Whispers,” DeWeese’s mother and father, Vic and Dottie DeWeese, are “addicted to Marty Griffin.”
“Whispers” attributes the information to Rep. DeWeese, and says he made the statement after a recent speech to the Pennsylvania Press Club.
“My parents have a serious malady,” DeWeese reportedly said, tongue-in-cheek.
A veteran lawmaker, DeWeese has been harshly criticized both for leading an effort to pass a pay raise for members of the state General Assembly and for awarding $1.9 million in bonuses to employees. A grand jury is also reportedly investigating whether DeWeese and other top-ranking Democrats used state employees to perform campaign work.