In response to Tim Schwantz’s false allegations regarding “No Show McMorris Rodgers”, I’d like to first clarify that his letter is his opinion, NOT that of the Stevens County GOP. I read his diatribe in disbelief of his seeming lack of understanding why we elected Cathy McMorris Rodgers to represent us, the 5th Congressional District, in Washington D.C. when Congress is in session.
To place Mr. Schwantz’s criticisms in proper perspective, there are ten counties in her newly re-districted region, geographically covering areas from Oregon to the Canadian border. Each of these counties held Lincoln Day Dinners between mid February and the end of April 2012 and during the same period, each county hosted a county convention, totaling 20 separate functions on different days within a 60-day window. If our Congresswoman had attended each of these functions, she would have been a “NO SHOW” in Congress. Her first priority is to vote on important bills in Congress.
As the Stevens County Lincoln Day Dinner keynote speaker, she adjusted her schedule in D.C., to coordinate a video conference call. It began at 10 p.m. EST. and ended at 10:35 p.m. EST, extending her already hectic legislative day, and by doing so, she again met her obligation to the voters, answering her constituent’s concerns. Mr. Schwantz knows this. He was at the dinner.
It is a privilege to have a Congresswoman that understands responsibilities to her voters – many citizens in America are not so fortunate.
Thank you Cathy.
District One PCO Leader