She asked Guinta if he got student loans to attend college.
“No. I did not. . . . I went to Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. I did not use any school loans to go to Assumption,” he said.
On his financial disclosure form, a link to which was distributed to news media by the state Democratic Party following the debate, he lists a “school loan” liability from the NHHEAF Network for himself, pegged at between $15,001 and $50,000. (A second school loan is listed for his wife.)
“Frank Guinta correctly said he did not receive any student loans to attend Assumption College,” said campaign spokesman Brett Bosse in a statement e-mailed later in the day that didn’t address Guinta’s studies to earn a master’s degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Let’s be clear here. Guinta’s sleazy trick by selectively adding Assumption at the end doesn’t change the fact that he lied to the public about whether or not he took out student loans. Leaving out part of the truth is still lying.
He lied. To the public. About the positive role government played in his life.