Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor | What bipartisanship?

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry when Rep. Glenn Thompson calls his actions “bipartisan.”

In a CDT column (“Bipartisan solutions needed for jobs,” Sept. 24), Thompson called for bipartisanship in Congress. In a news article (“No Labels group aims to bridge divide,” Sept. 26), Thompson touts being part of this group to “reduce the influence of hyper-partisanship.”

Thompson is quoted as saying that working with the No Labels group was a “no-brainer” for him.

The facts say that Thompson’s actions are not at all bipartisan.

According to Congress watchdog www.opencongress.org, Thompson votes with his party’s position 93 percent of the time — more often than hyper-partisan GOP leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.

The facts indicate Thompson’s voting record is among the most partisan in Congress.

Thompson says one thing back here in his district and does another when in Washington. He puts his party ahead of the country.

The ability work together for common goals for the good of the country is desperately needed in Washington.

The record shows we’ll never have this with Thompson representing us in Congress. He shouldn’t be rewarded with another term.

We can do better. Kerith Strano Taylor offers a different skill set and understanding of a representative’s job. In her law practice and as president of her school board in Brookville, she has demonstrated her ability to work together with all sides to find solutions to difficult problems.

Strano Taylor deserves your vote to be our first congresswoman.

Nancy R. Chiswick

Ferguson Township