An open letter to Rep. Chris Jacobs

When you voted “No” to support our USPS, not brave enough to cross your boss, you said it was a mistake; you were distracted. I wrote to you then, privately; I write publicly now.

A picture of you speaking at a rally with what looks like a life-size dummy of Governor Andrew Cuomo hung in effigy is circulating. Cuomo is not someone to be hung in effigy in New York State. His efficient, professional handling of the pandemic saved many lives. He followed data and led our nation when Trump refused. Remember, New York was hit first, when little was known about the mysterious virus. Respect Cuomo as our governor for leadership in a pandemic, even if he isn’t your current political party.

A man of integrity and courage, Nate McMurray is tough enough to resist temptation and ask the crowd to take you down before speaking at a rally, if you hung in effigy. A fighter, McMurray fought the odds being born poor, fought for scholarships and worked to get this far. It feels like I’m writing to a teenage boy, but you are a grown man, my congressman. NO MORE EXCUSES, Chris, man-up and find your courage; people will respect you for it.

We are starved for leaders who will do what’s right, even when it’s difficult. Remember you won by just 5%. Show us that you are better than excuses and vigilante style justice.

Carol Nochajski
Wilson