27 July, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: Sanctions, et al.
I note that you voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, even though it included further sanctions against Russia. Your reason, it seems, was that the bill also proposed sanctions against North Korea and Iran.
The 491 – 3 vote was a rare instance of bi-partisan action, and I suppose that’s grounds for some kind of applause. I could have wished, myself, that it had come on some more urgent issue—like, say… health care? Too much to hope for? The current kerfuffle in the Senate on this matter would be comic were its implications not so grave for millions of Americans. As I said in an earlier letter, should any “repeal” of the Affordable Care Act be approved in the Senate and come back to the House, this one of many of your constituents wishes you to voice your opposition.
Meantime, we all fall deeper into the nightmare that is the Donald Trump presidency. His gross narcissism, his ignorance, his crass, self-serving actions, his tweets, his every speech (even to Boy Scouts) another arrogant assertion of his campaign vanities… it’s all too much, Congressman. How you would stand out, a profile in courage amongst your fellow craven Republican representatives, if you were to take a public stand against this now indisputable and outrageous behavior coming from our house, the White House!
DO something! SAY something! Do not sit idly by and watch, and by your silence, condone.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.