As a non-politician I have to admit that from time to time I’ve described this experience of running for Congress as “going through the looking glass.” As some events to me simply defy the conventions of common sense and logic….and in this case – good judgment. Below is a tweet that Eric made this past Monday. Eric’s comments are in blue. (click on image to enlarge)
Eric is certainly entitled (via his 1st Amendment rights) to express himself how he wishes. However, I’m reminded of the saying, “Just because you have the right to do something doesn’t make it the right thing to do.”
Consider the following:
- This was sent 5 days after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School
- He’s making a joke (fun with trolls) about killing a member of Congress (even if it is himself)
- We’re just 9 months removed from the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise
- Important issues like DACA and Border Security remain unresolved and this is where his attention is focused.
This goes along with any number of tweets by Eric. The night before the government shut down he was tweeting about pick up lines used by President Trump.
Look, even if you don’t vote for me this June and/or November, we deserve to have a representative that is focused on the important issues (DACA, Border Security, National Debt, Fixing Infrastructure, Creating Good Paying Jobs) and representing our district in a mature and dignified manner. Members of Congress work for US. We can and should hold them accountable. If not at the ballot box at least with our public condemnation when they cross the line.