A few weeks ago I faxed my representatives in the Congress (using the very good https://resistbot.io/ to do so) about the Current Occupant’s praise of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “handling of the drug problem,” i.e., murdering drug users and drug dealers. The question was very simple: Do you agree with the Current Occupant?
Here is U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s response, via email:
Thank you for contacting my office regarding the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. I appreciate your thoughts and the opportunity to respond.
As a member of the United States Senate, I am pleased to see constituents, such as you, taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns about the federal government and its policies. Your letter will be helpful to me as the Senate considers legislation dealing with the issues facing our great nation.
Thank you again for contacting me, and I hope you will not hesitate to call on me in the future if I can be of assistance to you.
I will address my comments to Senator Isakson:
Senator, you may not remember it, but you and I worked together a couple of times on the State STAR Student program, and we encountered each other once or twice through your chairmanship of the State Board of Education and my involvement with GHP. You always struck me as intelligent and balanced.
But this unwillingness to speak out against the unconsidered comments and actions of the incompetent, venal, egomaniacal, and vindictive man you have in the White House is both craven and disappointing. Is this how you want to be remembered, as an enabler of the disaster that the Executive Branch reveals itself to be every day? Do you really want it said that you were willing to allow the worst excesses of this White House as long as your party’s social/economic agenda could be crammed through Congress, often flouting your own rules to do so? Is this who you thought you were going to be when you ran for office?
Shame on you.