A Letter To The Editor
By Ted Burke | Cape May Court House, NJ | March 10, 2020
I am a Cape May County resident and a lifelong Republican who is enthusiastically endorsing Brigantine’s Amy Kennedy for Congress. For the last three years I have winced my way through the Trump presidency. The President’s obvious narcissistic personality disorder has metastasized into an entire administration of incompetent fawning acolytes. This is not just a colossal disappointment for the party of Lincoln, it is four alarm fire for our nation. Developments in my home district have brought this pathology into stark relief. I was horrified when Jeff Van Drew decided not only to oppose the President’s impeachment investigation but also to switch parties in the bargain. Reasonable people can disagree on Trump’s impeachment but opposition to the very investigation was irresponsible. I also consider it to be a cynical betrayal of his constituents to change jerseys in the middle of the game. His disingenuous explanation that an investigation would divide the nation is laughable on its face. Moreover, his argument that the election will decide the issue misses the point that it is the very election that Trump was trying to illegally influence. Van Drew topped it all off by pledging his “undying loyalty” to Trump in a nauseating display of cowering sycophancy. I have recently met and listened to Amy Kennedy. I found her to be thoughtful, measured, and capable. She is a no-nonsense former teacher and mother of five who’s policies are concise and practical. She has a distinct focus on the issues especially education and mental health. Both of these areas are of critical concern to South Jerseyans. New Jersey needs a new generation of leadership. Amy offers that perspective. Despite my party affiliation, I stand with Amy. It is time to support someone who doesn’t bow to pressure but rather stands unwaveringly for us.