To the Editor:
During the 11th District Congressional debate at Brevard College, Hayden Rogers clearly distinguished himself from his Republican opponent Mark Meadows. In my opinion, Rogers made the best connection with the audience, but I think the most important point in the debate occurred when the candidates were asked (if elected) who they would support as the leader of the U. S. House of Representatives. Without hesitation, Hayden said his choice would be Steny Hoyer – a highly respected Democratic statesman who nurtures friendly relationships with many top Republicans and is widely recognized for his willingness to reach across the aisle to promote civility and collaboration.
In contrast, Meadows identified House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Tea Party favorite who is responsible for much of the infighting within the Republican Party and, by his own admission, identifies Newt Gingrich as his leadership model. Cantor has been described as the “classic Republican obstructionist who has become the face of the current do nothing Congress.“ If we have any hope of improving the current gridlock in Washington, you cannot vote for a candidate who chooses “Can’t Do” Cantor as his leader. I urge you to vote for Hayden Rogers.