Letter: Himes again proves he's Pelosi's puppet
Barely days into the new Congress, Jim Himes wasted no time getting back to his ideological partisan grindstone. Two important votes came up the very first week and our 4th District Congressman voted his ideology over the interests of his constituents and the American people.
First up was the Keystone pipeline. And he followed Nancy Pelosi's lead, as he does on every issue important to her. He voted "no," but the bill passed. This is a no-brainer industrial infrastructure project with a positive jobs and energy impact for the country. Himes is always touting the need for infrastructure ... just not THIS infrastructure. Why? Because the liberal ideologues must vote as the radical environmentalists who fuel their campaigns demand.
Next up was a vote on raising the ObamaCare mandate from 30 to 40 hours per week to be worked by employees before the company is required to offer health care coverage. The result would be to return millions of workers back to full-time from forced part-time status. This was a targeted fix to increase employment and income. He voted "no," but again the bill passed. Himes has stated many times that ObamaCare is not perfect and he would favor some fixes ... just not THIS fix. Again, Pelosi called for his vote, and he plainly delivered to her rather than his constituents. Nancy Pelosi owns Jim Himes's votes -- she just gives one back occasionally for cover if she doesn't need it.
And to prove the point, Himes was still smarting from a bruising December battle in which Pelosi passed over him for chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, when she decided to throw him a bone for his ideologically loyal votes. She just named him to the House Democrat Task Force on Communication. His role there will be to "develop bold messages that will deeply resonate" with the people. These liberals still don't realize that we heard their socialist message loud and clear, and it was rejected outright by the American people in last November's election.
At every chance when in Fairfield County, he tells us he's a "moderate" in a swing district. But when in Washington he votes extreme liberal on every vote that matters to the liberal leadership. Check his voting record here:
The district is represented by nothing more than a smooth-talking charlatan. He's representing the corporate and other interests that fund his campaigns. There is nothing in his actions that represents his constituents, and he'll continue to vote against the will of the people until we wake up and hire a new representative