Congressman Chris Pappas, What Have You Done? - Granite Grok

Congressman Chris Pappas, What Have You Done?

Chris Pappas What Have You Done?

Most of us back home have come to see the federal government as dysfunctional. More than a few of us have used the word abusive in talking about the government? Congress is utterly unable to balance the budget. In fact, we have not actually had a budget for 23 years. And Chris Pappas is part of that failure.

What have you done for New Hampshire’s future?

We recognize that deficits may be necessary for occasional years. But Congress now runs huge deficits every year. It indexes spending and has made it automatic. In prosperity or recession, war or peace, the looming public debt just keeps growing. It is now too large to be sustainable. It is impinging on our future.

Chris Pappas, what have you done with your time in Congress? You have treated the position as a lifetime job. Almost your only job experience has been politics. You cannot understand how the rest of us live. New Hampshire’s top priority is setting a solid platform for business growth.

What has been going on in Washington is not the best way to ensure prosperity for New Hampshire’s future generations. The hyper-partisan antics block the people’s business. Pappas hyperpartisan posturing has led to a do-nothing Congress. We entrusted you with our future. Pappas spent his time not attending to his budgetary responsibility but working for LGBTQ issues.

You are self-serving not serving the wider public

Chris Pappas has made his mark in Congress as the co-chair of the Congressional LGBTQ caucus. We all support equality under the law. But what New Hampshire needs is a broader focus. We need help on issues that will affect our future not pandering to the issue of the moment. We need a leader capable of looking beyond shallow self-interest.

Because of our age New Hampshire has a demographic issue. We are not producing enough children to fill the jobs we are creating. Maybe our Congressional delegation could provide leadership on that issue. Perhaps having an eye to the future is a better way forward.

The American people need to understand what kind of proceeding is taking place in the United States House of Representatives today. The House is where our purse strings are controlled. Chris Pappas is also the first to move to support the impeachment of the president. He also supports the impeachment process taking place in the House.

Basic fairness and the rule of law

Here is what that process does. The House made rules which have denied the President the right to cross-examine witnesses, to call witnesses, to receive transcripts of testimony, to have access to evidence, to have counsel present, and many other basic rights guaranteed to all Americans.

The House Mr. Pappas represents us in is conducting its proceedings in secret. It has violated civil liberties and the separation of powers by threatening Executive Branch officials. The Democrat Party is claiming that it will seek to punish those who exercise fundamental constitutional rights and prerogatives. These things, all of this violates the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent.

This is not good representation Mr. Pappas. Why is the impeachment not public? If the Democrat Party wants an impeachment; fine. Just be transparent. Never before in our history have the House of Representatives. Not under the control of either political party. Never before has it taken the American people down the dangerous path you seem determined to pursue.

Conclusion

The country conducted a national vote to elect the president. We expect if there is wrong doing requiring removal from office it will be plainly articulated. The supporting evidence must be brought forward so all may see. The evidence and the process must be transparent. The man is the president of all the people. “I don’t like him,” is not an impeachable offense.

This is not what New Hampshire wants from our Representative. New Hampshire is fair. We respect the rule of law. When we disagree we fight hard, but we fight fair. Why are you wasting your time as our Representative? You represent the citizens of New Hampshire; not the DNC. New Hampshire we can do better.