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No choice but to raise my voice

Mr. Vestal, the next time, before you go and write a half-page article defending Cathy McMorris Rodgers on how she was disrespected and booed (“Hollering at speech is counterproductive,” Jan. 26), let me remind you why.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers has been booing her constituents for 14 years now. She booed us when she voted to repeal Obamacare over 60 times, she booed us when she denied us unemployment extensions, she booed us voting against the Lilly Ledbetter Act (equal pay for women), she booed us when she voted for the GOP tax scam.

I could go on but my point is this: Don’t you dare shame me when I have a representative who won’t meet with her constituents, who supports a racist president and then has the audacity to show up at a rally that’s all about unity and diversity!

I’m sorry, Mr. Vestal, you may think it was pointless and counterproductive but I believe the people hollering and booing were giving her the same respect she has given us in the 5th District the last 14 years … none!

By the way, Mr. Vestal, I wear a button that says: “I have no choice but to raise my voice.” And I wear it proudly.

Charles Bowman

Spokane


 

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