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Letter to the editor: Elise, please reset your political priorities

Letter to the editor: Elise, please reset your political priorities



Hi Elise, I read about your plan to vote against certifying the electoral college results. Allow me to be casual here, because I’ve tried to have a formal dialogue by writing emails, calling your office, and of course, walking 50 miles from my home to your office in Plattsburgh, but all I have heard is radio silence.

My fellow constituents are sick and dying. You have bigger hills to die on than this one, and the hill where aid for the working class sits upon has a better view than that of Four Seasons Landscaping of Philadelphia. It’s time to hop off the Trump train.

You, a leader of the Tuesday Group, a moderate Republican caucus dedicated to working across the aisle do not need the GOP’s newest trend: Sedition Lite. You once promised to work with whoever was in the Oval Office, what has changed? The fact that you are doing all of this while our families are dying of a disease that could have been mitigated with scientifically based policies makes you look less of a North Country born patriot and more of a heartless career politician.

As a young professional, and fellow millennial, I understand the pressure to look confident in your beliefs in front of co-workers, but as a scientist, I assure you that you gain more respect in changing your opinions when presented with evidence-based facts.

Don’t contest the results of a decided election. Think of the kid from Potsdam whose mom is feeding them instant ramen for the third time this week while she waits for payday, the couple from Saranac Lake who spent the holidays in quarantine away from each other, or the father from Glens Falls in the ICU on a ventilator this evening.

Madeline Clark, Saranac Lake


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