LETTER: Will local candidates condemn Trump?

Letter-to-the-EditorNEWTo the Editor:

This election season Fairfield voters must ask themselves whether their Republican incumbents and candidates will stay silent on Trump. Perhaps the example of former Republican Congressman Christopher Shays has given them pause.  Shays, showing his courage and integrity, came out against Trump as his party’s Presidential nominee and has chosen to support Clinton. As retribution for his support of Clinton, Connecticut Republicans immediately entertained a motion to strip Shays of the party’s highest honor (The Bush Award).  

Shays put people above politics and the greater good of our country above his political party, actions our local Republican officials have failed to take with only one month left until Election Day.  As someone who has stood up to leaders of my own political party when they weren’t on the right side of history, I can say with experience that it is not easy to speak truth to power, but it is necessary.      

I am calling on State Senator Tony Hwang, State Representatives Brenda Kupchick and Laura Devlin and candidate for State Representative Ray Neuberger to use their voices to condemn Trump and all that he represents.  If they continue to stay silent one can only wonder if they have chosen to take Shays’ experience to heart and place party loyalty over personal integrity.

Tara Cook-Littman, Esq


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