Rep. Zeldin isn’t listening to many

Your March 13 news story “Grassroots groundswell” quotes Rep. Lee Zeldin as calling protesters “liberal obstructionists” and complaining about people calling his office to jam his phone lines.

As a constituent of Zeldin, I am very concerned about his support of President Donald Trump and his policies. The congressman is supposed to be representing my interests, too, but when he calls me names and questions my motives for calling his office, I don’t think he is in a position to even hear my opinion, let alone to engage in an intelligent conversation about the issues. I feel that he has closed his eyes and heart to a large segment of his constituency, and I hope he feels the results of that in November 2018.

Ruth Ann Reynolds, Manorville

 

I never thought I’d be writing a letter in support of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, but I must commend his opinion on politicians who avoid the people they represent [“Christie: Don’t duck town halls,” News, Feb. 27].

Representatives from either party who can’t or won’t face their own constituents should submit their resignations without delay. They’re not worthy of the positions they hold. They were elected to represent their entire districts, not just those who agree with them.

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Defending their positions on issues, in the face of opposing viewpoints, is part of the job.

Joseph Beilouny, Medford