Tim Ryan’s close call could be his last
Tim Ryan managed to get re-elected for a 10th two-year term. This victory by (7.5 percent) was his narrowest. He did not carry his home county of Trumbull. He lost three of the five counties in his district.
Surprisingly, President Trump carried Trumbull and Mahoning counties. The winds of change are whistling through the Valley.
In looking at Tim Ryan’s congressional voting record, he is at the far left of the political spectrum. This year’s election indicates his popularity is waning. Extreme positions, left or right, are not popular. People are tired of partisan bickering and long-term politicians more concerned about getting re-elected than representing their constituents.
What are his values? Let’s look at a few of issues he voted against:
HR 6136: Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018. This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security to achieve situational awareness and operational control of the border, including increasing enforcement personnel. Ryan voted No.
HR 3504: Born-Alive Abortion Survivor Protection Act. Requires a health care practitioner who is present during an abortion that results in an infant “born alive” to exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to an infant born at the same gestational age and immediately transports and admits the infant to a hospital. Ryan voted No.
HR 1259: VA Accountability First Act of 2017. Authorizes Department of Veterans Affairs to quickly fire, demote or suspend VA employees. Ryan voted No.
HR 115: Kate’s Law, increases criminal penalties for undocumented immigrants re-entering the US after being deported once already. Ryan voted No.
These are just a sample of issues Tim Ryan voted against. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, are these the kind of values you want in our representative?
FRANK A. MICCHIA