As a lifelong Wisconsinite, I feel a need to call attention to Representative Ron Kind’s continued partisan political games and failure to serve the people he was elected to represent in Washington. Representative Kind would rather lambast his congressional opponent, Derrick Van Orden, in the press than discuss pertinent issues with lawmakers and Wisconsin residents alike. Kind is evidently attempting to shift the focus from his failed record in Washington with political sleight of hand
Just recently, Representative Kind abused the proxy voting rule to ensure he was present for President Biden’s visit to La Crosse. Kind cited COVID-19 concerns as the reason he was unable to return to Washington for several key votes. That day, however, he was eating ice cream with President Biden and posing for photo ops.
President Biden rather blatantly chose to visit our area due to residents in our district having grown tired of Kind’s political games. Van Orden gave Kind the closest race he’s had in more than 20 years in the 2020 election, which has both state and national Democrats desperate to help Kind keep his job.
It’s undeniable that voters, like myself, have lost faith in Kind’s qualifications as our representative. I hope we as a community can come together and work towards getting Van Orden elected, so we can finally have a true representative in Congress.