The voting record of Washington’s 3rd District representative, Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, shows she votes with President Trump 90.2 percent of the time.
Given Trump’s impulsive behavior — most recently the baiting of North Korea’s leadership, which has resulted in escalating an extremely serious and volatile situation — I have become very concerned about the positions she will take moving forward.
Neither the majority in the House nor the Senate are willing to publicly voice valid concerns we all have, and only a handful are willing to go up against Trump. Given his reflex to threaten and bully and his desire for vengeance against those who oppose him, I applaud anyone willing to serve in public office during these times. However, unless Herrera Beutler is willing to put the public’s welfare ahead of the party line, we need someone more in tune with our community’s needs and welfare to step up and run for her seat.