Scott Milne said he’s “not ready” to discuss specific policies he would pursue if elected to the U.S. Senate, other than ethical questions he has raised about his opponent, Sen. Patrick Leahy.
The Pomfret Republican gathered reporters at a park in South Burlington on Monday to continue pressuring Leahy, Vermont's longtime Democratic senator, for information about his involvement in the federal EB-5 immigrant investor program. Leahy has refused to release emails and other correspondence related to allegations of fraud at EB-5 programs in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
“This whole affair has more loose ends than a bowl of spaghetti,” Milne said.
Milne went on to spend a significant portion of the news conference explaining why he lacked his own proposals for reforming the EB-5 program or other policy areas.
“I announced my campaign 16 days ago,” Milne said, adding later, “We’re 16 days into it. We’ve got 44 days to go. And I’m not ready to talk about specific proposals.”
Milne has been a candidate since May. He hosted a formal campaign kickoff Sept. 10.