Casey is not serv­ing the peo­ple

The Citizens' Voice - - EDITORIAL -

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

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