What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 8, 2019

My NINETY-SECOND Open Letter To Senator Pat Toomey

I'll be dropping this letter to Senator Pat Toomey in the mail today:
Dear Senator Toomey:

It's me, again - the constituent who writes for the local Pittsburgh-based political blog, "2 Political Junkies."

We've had two weeks off because of Christmas and New Years.

I wanted to ask you about your December 22 statement regarding Trump's shutdown.

You stated that resolving the shutdown shouldn't be difficult considering that in 2013 "every Senate Democrat supported legislation to spend $46 billion on border security and a wall."

Here are my questions.

Senator, this is about S.744, isn't it?

Didn't you vote against S.744? (Yes, you did.) Why? And more importantly, isn't it just a bit dishonest to characterize S.744 has having "border security and a wall" when the legislation itself only calls for $8 billion for the deployment and 700 miles of fencing? And wasn't that simply the 700 miles of fencing described in the Secure Fencing Act of 2006? It wasn't money for a new wall (concrete or metal slat), was it?

So weren't you spinning the truth just a wee bit, then?

Thank you and I await your response.
And I will be posting whatever response I get from him or his office.

Follow-up:

1 comment:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

"Didn't you vote against S.744? (Yes, you did.) "
Look over there. WhatAboutism.