To the editor:
A civic official who wants to keep her paycheck while refusing to do her job got our Congressman’s one guest ticket to the State of the Union address.
Should we be surprised? Hardly. Not only did Jim Jordan not give his prized guest ticket to one of his 4th Congressional District constituents, he didn’t even pay enough attention to his job to know that one of his staff members had given it away to the county clerk of Rowan County, Ky. When a reporter who was trying to solve the mystery of how Kim Davis got a ticket asked our Congressman, he replied, “I didn’t invite anyone.” Later Jordan was spotted phoning his communications director, who informed him that the right-wing Family Research Council had asked for the ticket for Davis, who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and a staffer had obliged.
So I and all the millions watching President Obama were treated to the TV camera repeatedly focusing on the sweater-wearing Kentucky county clerk standing stolidly at the back of the Chamber.
It’s way past time to retire Jim Jordan, who rates next to the bottom in the list of least effective members of Congress. Be sure you are registered to vote, so on March 15 you can vote in the Democratic primary election for Janet Garrett for Congress.