Clint Didier loves to call himself a patriot. Last year, he called Congressman Dan Newhouse a “traitor to America.” He called him a traitor for his vote to support the right for individuals brought to the U.S. as children to be eligible for naturalization when choosing to enlist in the Armed Forces.
I don’t know about my fellow neighbors, but I take the word “traitor” very seriously. Someone willing to risk their life in order to serve and protect our nation is the best amongst us, and I would ask, what more could someone do to demonstrate their allegiance to our great country? A traitor, Mr. Didier? You spew vitriolic language for months on end, but now that you’re running for office, again, you’re trying to take advantage of the Latino community by telling us you’re our ally. You’re not our ally.
Dan Newhouse is committed to finding a real solution to our complex immigration problem, and I have confidence he will play a productive role in achieving that solution. As for you, we can rely on you to continue name-calling. “Patriots,” “traitors,” “illegals”— enough name-calling, more problem-solving. For that, we need Dan Newhouse.
Luis Ojeda, West Richland