Editor

This is an open letter to Congressman Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville.

Dear Congressman Aderholt,

I know that you are pleased to be getting another letter from me but given you seem to be loathe to providing your constituents a personal access to you, this is the only venue for us to share, and since you haven’t considered my last couple of outreaches worthy of a response, I’ve decided I would make this an open letter by providing it to our local newspaper in the hope that other constituents might decide to “talk” with you as well.

As I’m sure you’re aware, there has been a literal fire storm of controversy surrounding Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s position of leadership within the GOP, which resulted in the entire GOP membership holding a vote (secret) to decide if she should be removed from this position.

Which brings me to the point of this letter.

The Fourth Congressional District voting results for President Trump during the last election averaged 81.6 percent, with the highest county at a 90.3 percent level of support and the lowest at a 56.7 percent level.

Therefore, 8 of 10 people of the district voted for President Trump and likely would be opposed to the policies and ideology of Liz Cheney as leader of the GOP party.

I further believe that if a vote were held in the Fourth Congressional District today, Congresswoman Cheney would only garner a handful of votes – if that.

Which brings me to my point.

While I understand the reason the vote in Washington was done in secret, i.e., most of you are cowards who wish to play games within your corrupt seniority and committee system, the larger point is; your duty is to faithfully represent the people of the Fourth Congressional District of Alabama and if you did not, then you should not continue as our representative.

It is my belief that you should inform your constituents how you voted on this matter and my reasoning follows.

While I understand that this is a democratic republic and you are essentially free to use your judgment, it is not however, a license to disregard the principles/desires of the people whom you were elected to represent.

If you were to ask the people of this district, “whom did you vote for in the November election?” you would get straight answers with more than 80 percent saying, President Trump!

You see, we are not cowards and truly stand for what we believe and won’t hide behind a corrupt system.

If you truly represent us, you should have no problem telling us, “I voted to remove Liz Cheney from her position within the GOP because I think like the people whom I represent and I’m proud to do so.”

If you aren’t then you’re part of the system and not part of the Fourth Congressional District.

Which one is it, Congressman?

Anthony Cook

830 Knighton Rd NW

Arab

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