Casey is not serving the people
Editor: U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has been named one of the least effective senators in Congress due to his lack of legislative efforts. Nothing much accomplished in his first term and until President Trump called him out as “Sleeping Bob Casey,” even less in the second term. There has been some effort recently, mostly cosponsoring bills put forth by others. This can be attributed to the call-out and the re-election effort.
I might have understood why he voted against the president’s tax-cut bill if the vote had been say 24 Democrats for and 25 Democrats against, but it was unanimous against. This means, to me at least, there was no independent Democrat thought process about the proposed benefits of the tax cut package. That leads me to ask who Sen. Casey represents, Chuck Schumer et al. or the hard-working people of Pennsylvania he was elected to represent?
Why was Casey silent when a good man, Judge Kavanaugh, was abused and his family was mistreated over unfounded accusations. I am not saying that Judge Kavanaugh should not have been thoroughly investigated. He should have and was. I am saying the lack of civility in the process and Sen. Casey’s silence on the way his fellow Democrats were acting speaks volumes. I have always thought of Sen. Casey as a decent man. I have not always agreed with him politically, but I had always respected him and his father, the former governor.
I wonder how Gov. Casey would have reacted to see what his Democratic Party has become. For the record, I am a registered Independent and have been all of my adult life. Edward Risley kingston