Letter: Meadows — missing in action

Graphic by Lori Deaton

I’d like to report a missing congressperson. Although elected to serve us, Mark Meadows has been invisible for months. He won’t debate his opponent, Phillip Price, and, unlike Price, who travels the district daily meeting with people, Meadows is missing in action.

At least Price wants to hear our concerns about health care, immigration and other key issues that are top-of-mind for us. No surprise — he’s one of us. Meadows, by contrast, has been most visible as an attendee at the Koch brothers conclave for their favorite “conservative” legislators or in his embarrassing efforts to undermine the Mueller investigation.

We do recall him voting for the doomed American Health Care Act and then crying crocodile tears about not having known of the impact it would have on poor and working families. Since then, at least concerning his responsibilities as our representative, it’s been pretty much crickets.

He probably feels like he can’t lose, given the effects of gerrymandering. So why spend time pretending he cares about us? That’s OK. If he wants to stay away during this election, I think we should reward his inattention by having him stay away for good and voting him out. Maybe Florida wants him back.

— Ken Kahn
Woodfin

Editor’s note: Xpress contacted Meadows’ Washington office to see whether he’d like to offer a response to the points raised in this letter, but his spokesman declined.

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5 thoughts on “Letter: Meadows — missing in action

  1. NFB

    “Editor’s note: Xpress contacted Meadows’ Washington office to see whether he’d like to offer a response to the points raised in this letter, but his spokesman declined.”

    Which just further proves the letter writer’s point.

  2. Enlightened Enigma

    ROFLMAO! don’tcha just love how irritated the democrackkks are that Meadows is busy doing the JOB he was elected to do, with little time for campaign foolishness! Charles Taylor used to do the same thing! lol>>>

    oh, and remember how the controlling NC democrackkks used to gerrymander districts at will, with no complaints from anyone ? how many NC elected criminal democrackkks went to prison 2000-2006? oh you don’t remember do you… democrackkks in NC have a very EVIL history.

    • luther blissett

      “Meadows is busy doing the JOB he was elected to do, with little time for campaign foolishness”

      Congress is not in session. If elected officials don’t see a need to show up and make a case for their re-election, then something’s gone wrong with democracy. But at least we now know you’re a hypocrite about that.

  3. jason

    Vote for whoever you want. Just know that Meadows will continue doing whatever he does to help special interest and increase his own wealth.

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