The vast majority of our country’s citizens, both Democrats and Republicans, are disgusted and discouraged by our politicians in Washington. Despite widespread public anger and frustration, Congress nearly caused our country to go into default for the first time in our history.
Only a last-minute bipartisan agreement in the Senate, which passed on an 81-18 vote, prevented that disaster from happening. Incredibly, more than 60 percent of Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against that bipartisan Senate bill, including the congressman who represents my district, Mick Mulvaney. Fortunately, Democrats were united in voting in favor of reopening the government and preventing a default.
I would like to ask my Republican friends in the 5th Congressional District the following questions: Isn’t it time that the voters ousted Rep. Mulvaney and other dangerous Republicans who are willing to destroy the economy to satisfy their partisan political goals? Isn’t it time to stop reflexively pulling the Republican lever in the voting booth and to seriously consider alternative candidates? Can’t we do better than this?