Rep. Tom McClintock can be reached by email here.
During your eight years as representative of California’s 4th district, as well as time as an Assemblyman and state senator, you have voted — consistently — against the people you serve and the planet they inhabit.
One of your first moves as a congressman was to lock arms with the Koch-brothers’ funded Americans for Prosperity — a cash-infused promise on your behalf to vote against all global warming legislation. Maybe not the best idea in the world considering most of your constituents live in or near the Sierra Nevada from Truckee to the Sequoia National Forest.
You oversee the most precious and vulnerable lands in the state, a place where more than one million trees are currently dying, and yet, you deny science in exchange for personal financial gain.
…Now, along with helping the earth to expire, you want your people to be crippled with sickness too. Way to be consistent, I guess.
During your town hall meeting on Feb. 4, you had to be escorted out by police — in Roseville. You called angry protestors an “anarchist element.”
No Tom, they’re simply pissed off citizens, just like me. You are the anarchist.
We are mad enough to show up, speak our minds, and when the time comes — vote to replace you. While your moves and motives are based on cynicism, self-dealing, hopelessness and suppression, you cannot, you will not force us in the same direction.
I do hope you relish your remaining months as an elected official, because I personally, along with my family, friends and neighbors, will see to it that you are never elected to represent the public again.
This week, you voted to roll back the Affordable Care Act in favor of Trump Care, a half-baked bill that will cause tens of millions of Americans to lose health coverage or have to pay far higher insurance costs while at the same time weakening the fiscal stability of Medicare.
I would like to personally thank you and the 216 other GOP reps in the House who voted for corporations, for greed, for an authoritarian state that has surrendered any illusion of governance on behalf of the people today — you have made my job as a voter so clear, so easy. You have showed me beyond any reasonable doubt that the $174,000/year plus benefits I pay for you to represent me is simply wasted. Nothing, and nobody — meaning nobody in your seat — would be a better alternative.
You voted for an unvetted healthcare solution that gives $600 billion in tax cuts to corporations and an additional $2.8 billion in breaks for America’s 400 richest families while the sick, the poor, the elderly and the children suffer. Whether it passes the Senate or no, you have directly voted against the interest of your constituents, singling out children and the elderly.
You have pointed your finger directly at a segment of the population that already struggles mightily and dashed any semblance of hope to lead healthy, productive lives.
I’m not sure what your strategy is, whether you’re greedy, ignorant, stupid or just plain evil but whatever it is your feckless abandonment of those you represent will not be forgotten.
Tens of millions of lives will be denigrated and/or lost because of your actions. Women, all women — more than half the population of your district — are now defined as being born with a congenital defect. Those who have been raped, have suffered from postpartum depression, had a cesarean section or who have survived domestic violence are all classified as having had a preexisting condition.
Your vote will even make it possible for insurance companies to deny coverage for gynecological services and mammograms.
In the wake of your town hall disaster, Doug Todd, one of the organizers and a member of Indivisible Roseville, said your needing to be escorted out was an “overreaction” by the local police department.
“These were families, and senior citizens and women,” he said. “[The demonstration] was peaceful and it was American and it was supportive of our democracy.”
Supportive of our democracy …something you, as an elected official, have yet to show you can be.
P.S. – Great job exempting yourself from this shit sandwich you’re shoving down the collective throats of your citizenry.