Editor: Barbara Comstock’s so-called “Tele-Town Hall” on Tuesday night was such a disappointment to so many of her constituents. I literally received a notice on my phone 30 minutes after it began. This was clearly a tactic to silence dissent. For heaven’s sakes, my little neighborhood HOA puts out a 30-day notice for public meetings … and this is all we can expect from our congresswoman?
What Barbara Comstock and so many of her Republican colleagues are doing is running from her constituents. It’s not public service. I’ve never been involved politically before, but this Republican attempt to bypass voters and avoid answering the most pressing questions people have about the way they are voting is a travesty and is not representative Democracy.
I’m so disgusted. And to the Republican naysayers who are repeating the same old line that these are “paid protests” and all set up by Indivisible, you clearly don’t understand what is actually happening with this grassroots dissent.
I’m an Independent and not a member of any of these groups and I know hundreds of people in Loudoun County who are motivated not by a website or a political advocacy group but by their very real concerns about the terrible things that are being done by this administration (Muslim travel ban, mass deportation, environmental destruction, trying to silence the media, aiming to destroy our public school system, discrimination against every minority group including LGBTQ…).
The list is too long to even fully describe here. Looking forward, it’s clear that our congressional representatives need to start actually representing all of their constituents. And Barbara Comstock ignores our concerns at her peril.
Kathleen Biesecker, Purcellville