What a sham! Rep. Chris Jacobs actually said, “I may have hit the wrong button,” referring to his “nay” vote against increased funding of the Post Office during this pandemic.
In spite of the fact that all of the New York delegation, both Democrats and Republicans, supported this bill, the Trump-extremist Jacobs not only decided that a well-funded postal service wasn’t important enough for his constituents to go up against his patron’s wishes, he used the lamest of excuses for his vote: the congressional equivalent of “my dog ate my homework.” He must think his constituents are stupid.
Here are the three choices Jacobs was looking at before he pushed his button: “yea” button (green), “nay” button (red) and “present” button (blue). That’s it — three buttons! Then, after he saw his vote recorded, if he did push the wrong button, he had until the end of the total voting procedure to correct it, So, to recap: choice of three buttons and an opportunity to self-correct. What second grader wouldn’t love to have that type of “test.”
So, perhaps in November, his constituents who believe in the importance of a viable USPS will “accidently” hit the right button and vote for Nate McMurray!