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Editor:

At her recent Coffee With Your Congresswoman event in Moriah, which The Post-Star covered, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik staked out her dangerous position on President Trump: "Some people want me to approve of him 100 percent of the time, others want me to disagree with him 100 percent of the time. That’s just not my job. I gotta call ’em like I see ’em. There are some issues with the president where I agree and some where I disagree."

Clearly she is making a calculation: that she cannot distance herself from Trump, completely for fear of alienating Trump supporters, and neither can she announce full-throated support of him for fear of being called out by independent and progressive voters. 

But in crafting her fence-sitting formula, she has miscalculated. No one is asking her to "disagree" with Trump. Our love of our families, neighbors and country is far bigger than that. It's the kind of love that demands our elected officials stand up for a democracy under threat from an incompetent, incurious, bigoted, easily-bored, lying, narcissistic bully.

If Ms. Stefanik is not willing to do that, she doesn't deserve the job we pay her to do.

Sara Schaff, Canton 

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