Letters to the Editor

Letter: Kinzinger out of touch with constituents


To the Editor:

I just listened to the debate between Sara Dady and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon. More than any issue they discussed, I was struck by how disconnected Kinzinger was from what was going on in Illinois and with his constituents.

He didn’t know what was going on in the state Legislature and prided himself on not paying attention to them. Whatever you think about Springfield, he does vote in Illinois, right? Shouldn’t he be an informed voter?

Maybe that’s why he isn’t interested in seeing whether other Illinois voters are informed either. He took credit for arranging this debate that took place on radio (no ability to look candidates in the eye), at 10 a.m. on a day and time when most people are working. Hinting again that his constituents are uncivil.

He viewed giving voters access to more debates held in public, not the confines of a radio station, as a strategy. He complimented himself on his contact with constituents through one-sided phone calls, invitation-only public events, form letters responding to their calls and four town halls. I only remember one, but that could have something to do with differing definitions of town halls.

Kinzinger repeatedly talked about pride in working. No matter what a job pays, there is a pride in the work.

Where is Kinzinger’s pride in his work? He hides from his constituents and holds his state in disdain.

As Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

Wendy LaFauce