LETTERS: State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie / GOP mascot change

LETTERS: State Rep. Cathy Abercrombie / GOP mascot change


Slinging mud


Rep. Cathy Abercrombie is one of Connecticut’s most respected lawmakers. Local Republicans, grasping at straws, orchestrated a series of ugly, deceptive letters to the editor attacking her. They complain that she was not present at the Capitol on June 29 to vote on the budget. But there was no vote on June 29. And there has been no agreement on a state budget, so there has been no budget to vote on. These partisan letter-writers represent the worst of American politics. Rather than reasonably discuss the difficult issues before us, they seize upon a phony reason to sling mud. Cathy Abercrombie and all of her constituents deserve better than that.

Madeline Gallagher, Meriden

GOP mascot change


If I were an elephant, I would sue the GOP (Greed Over People) for using me as their mascot. The elephant is a noble animal that cares for its family. It is generally peaceful and seems to get along with most other animals. Might I suggest that the Republicans use the back end of the Democrats’ mascot as their new mascot. With what is going on, that seems more suitable.

Kevin Coane, Wallingford

Answer the question


It is reassuring to see that Meriden Democrat Cathy Abercrombie has safely returned to the country after being absent for June 29 special session in Hartford on the state budget. (“Suzio leads budget rally on Meriden Green,” July 21.)

Now that she’s back in the U.S., has she urged her leader, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, to pass a budget which doesn’t raise taxes and protects services for disabled residents? Rep. Abercrombie: please answer the question.

Katelyn Perez, Wallingford

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