A recent commentary by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-2nd District, in The Herald called for the impeachment of President Trump.
I have known Rep. Larsen since he represented me as my county council member. I have always respected his work ethic and his willingness to work with citizens of every philosophy.
However, since he became a congressman he seems to have forgotten his constituents. A couple of examples come to mind. Back in 2009 he held a forum at the ball park in Everett. A huge majority of his constituents were yelling “no Obamacare.” But when he returned to the other Washington he voted against that choir and supported Obamacare.
Then in 2016 when an overwhelming majority of his constituents supported Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for the presidency he was a “super delegate” for Hillary Clinton.
Rep. Larsen door-belled me in 2016. When I asked about these two things he said that he thought it was in our best interests to support those two things. He had no answer as to why he thought his constituents were wrong.
I would hope that Rep. Larsen would spend his time and commentary writings to let us constituents know where he stood on issues like climate change, immigration and infrastructure. And better yet, what legislation he has introduced or is working on on these and other issues of importance to those he represents in Congress.