Trump and Reed Do not Represent our working class values

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Trump and Reed don’t represent us

Donald Trump and Tea Party Congressman Tom Reed: They’re a dangerous combination for our district — and for America. Let’s be clear. Tom Reed has hitched his wagon to the Trump campaign. Reed is Trump’s chosen New York cheerleader, and rather than standing up to Trump’s hate-filled rhetoric and bigotry, he is eagerly embracing it. Shame on him. Trump doesn’t represent my middle- class values because of his hatefilled rhetoric, because he takes money from and caters to monied special interests. Here is a quote from a recent Amy Goodman column: “Donald Trump is giving new meaning to bully pulpit, ratcheting his irrational campaign rhetoric to new dangerous lows.” Even going as far as suggesting his supporters could assassinate Hillary or the judges she might appoint.

Tom Reed is complacent in the hate and fearmongering spewed by Trump and his surrogates. Words matter, and Tom Reed’s early endorsement of Trump speaks volumes.

I agree with Republican Rep. Richard Hanna, who is supporting Hillary Clinton for president. Hanna said in a letter posted on “I found him profoundly offensive and narcissistic but as much as anything, a world class panderer, anything but a leader.”

He characterized Trump as a “flawed” candidate who is ill-informed on the issues. This is who our current congressman, Tom Reed, endorsed early and supports for president of our great nation.

I recently received a deceptive glossy flyer in my mail from Congressman Reed promoting himself. It said in small print, “This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense.” Congressman Reed is using our hard-earned tax dollars to promote himself. We need someone with integrity representing us in Congress; that’s why I am supporting John Plumb.

This election is very important. We must restore sanity back to Congress, and bring real leadership to our district. That’s one reason why I am voting on Nov. 8 for Hillary Clinton for president and John Plumb for Congress.

Jim Carr, of Millport, is the Chemung County Democratic Committee chairman.

Jim Carr

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