Letter to the Editor, Austin American Statesman, December 27, 2019.
Reasons to give thanks to Rep. Chip Roy
Congressional candidate Wendy Davis recently released an ad thanking her opponent, GOP Rep. Chip Roy, for inspiring her to run against him.
I likewise want to give Roy credit for helping Davis’ ad go viral.
So thank you, Rep. Roy, for your embarrassing rant in praise of high drug prices. Thanks for tweeting about Chick-fil-A while children are being locked in cages. Thanks for disseminating Russian propaganda that our own intelligence agencies warned you against. Thanks for offering healthcare legislation that’s essentially an empty piggy bank with the word “Freedom” written on the side. Thanks for stonewalling and insulting your constituents as we’ve begged you to respect our values. Thanks for your ugly anger, your authoritarianism and your inability to grasp the concept of compassion.
From all of us real Americans in District 21: Thank you for making the job of replacing you so much easier.
Susan Schorn, Austin