DWYER COMMENTARY: We deserve to know

Philip Dwyer

Philip Dwyer

Another week has passed with my opponent, Tony Hwang, still refusing to publicly comment on Donald Trump.

In speaking with Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated voters in Easton, there is a strong sense of disappointment that their state senator will not reveal his thoughts on Trump’s hateful and misogynistic rhetoric.

While many will argue that who Hwang plans on voting for is irrelevant to our state-level election, I wholeheartedly disagree. If Hwang plans on voting for Trump, but does not take a public stance, he is complicit in Trump’s message of divisiveness and perpetuation of stereotypes.

I will certainly not be swayed by his decision to endorse or not, but I am concerned that the young people in our district will look to their leadership on this contentious election for guidance and they will be provided none.

We need to step up and let our young people know that Trump’s behavior is not only unacceptable for a presidential nominee, but not acceptable for any person no matter of their position in society. We cannot allow Trump’s message to go uncontested as we sit idly by.

The sentiment that who our elected officials vote for president is unrelated to their politics is a bizarre and frankly confusing message to send to their constituents. In Fairfield County, we all agree that bipartisanship is the key to getting things done, and from my perspective, a vote for Donald Trump is a clear indication that party comes first.

Editor’s note: Editor’s Note: Hwang addressed Trump’s remarks on the Oct. 12 edition of CT Pulse on the HAN Network. WATCH CT PULSE HERE.

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