The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency on Jan. 31. The June issue of The American Journal of Nursing asks “Where are the Masks?” Reporting that: “As we went to press, nurses, nursing assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, housekeepers, and other essential personnel continue to care for people with confirmed and suspected COVID-19 without adequate protective gear.”

This is the administration that Chris Jacobs praises and wants to join. As we watch refrigerator trucks line up outside of morgues Mr. Jacobs thinks this administration is doing a great job with now over 100,000 deaths, and no plans to deal with the crisis.

It is not just the administration’s mishandling of the pandemic crisis that this administration displays. Since the beginning of his presidency, Mr. Trump has used racist and violent rhetoric to create an enemy class of “others.” ABC reported on May 30 that “a nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least 54 criminal cases where Trump was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault.” Again, Mr. Jacobs praises this administration’s leadership.

Conservative Republicans, George T. Conway III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson in a New York Times op-ed (Dec. 17, 2019) wrote: “Congressional Republicans have embraced and copied Mr. Trump’s cruelty and defended and even adopted his corruption. Mr. Trump and his enablers have abandoned conservatism and longstanding Republicans principles and replaced it with Trumpism, an empty faith led by a bogus prophet.”

This is the incompetent, corrupt, cruel administration Mr. Jacobs praises. We deserve better, we need a representative who will work for the citizens of N.Y. 27th district. We need to elect Nate McMurray. Thank you.

William Fine

Brockport

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