Editor: At the Stalinist show-trials, someone said, “Everything is true except the facts,” and the same could be said about Rep. Comstock’s record as presented by her and her supporters.
For example, the claim that Comstock is “bipartisan,’ how is that possible when she has consistently voted with the extremist Tea Party caucus of her Republican Party, ie., votes against women’s health, gun safety, infrastructure, just to name a few. In a do-nothing Congress controlled by her party, she has contributed greatly by doing nothing. And as for constituent service with many federal retirees living in her district, when the insurance companies doubled the monthly premium for federal retirees long-term care, not a peep out of Barbara Comstock. Is it because her campaign is beholden to the same insurance companies?
If former Representative Wolf still represented the 10th District, you could be sure he would have joined Representatives Connolly and Beyer demanding a roll-back and hearings about the premium increase.
I live in the Dranesville District (part of the 10th) and except for her self-serving newsletter at taxpayers’ expense, in almost two years, I have never seen her. Maybe it is because she is more attuned to the parts of her district bordering West Virginia.
At any rate, after being used to Representative Wolf’s service, the district deserves better.
Fariborz S. Fatemi, McLean