Gov. Rendell has waded into the growing controversy over U.S Rep. Sestak's alleged White House job offer.
Rendell said Wednesday the White House and Sestak, the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate nominee, need to more forthcoming about any job-related discussions because otherwise the issue will continue to be a distraction.
"I actually think the White House and Joe Sestak should be a little more detailed and put this behind them," Rendell said before a press conference on Capitol Hill.
The Morning Call of Allentown reports Rendell said he is sure nothing illegal was done but that such employment conversations have been "going on for decades." Sestak has claimed that the White House offered him a job to clear the primary field for Sen. Specter.
He predicted that someone at the White House probably told Sestak that if he wanted to do something with his "terrific background in the military" there would likely be a job for him with the administration. But Rendell said he does not believe it was any kind of a bribe to get Sestak out of Specter's way.
Also today ABC News reports that all seven Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee signed a letter urging Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Sestak's claim that a White House official offered him a job "to induce him" to exit the primary.