Peter Welch, Vermont’s lone representative in Congress, posted the signing of his Oath of Office on Facebook on January 6, 2015. He took the time from his busy schedule of visiting Communists to share his thoughts with his fellow Washingtonians, er, Vermonters:
This afternoon, I took the oath of office to once again represent Vermont in the House of Representatives. I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to serve Vermonters in Congress and look forward to finding common ground on the many challenges facing our country. –Peter
Here’s a word missing from his casual Facebook post that readily applies to his fine work done in the last year:
Why ashamed? Because Peter, along with Patrick Leahy, lent the legitimacy of their offices to the Castro regime last month, a dictatorship that has suppressed dissent through force and intimidation for decades. Here’s some handiwork of the Castro regime that Peter does not appear to be humbled by:
Which is a bit of a walk from Welch’s pictures taken while he was visiting Cuba with Senator Leahy:
Welch routinely votes the party line, siding with Democrats 95% of the time (113th Congress). This isn’t representation; it is adhesion to a party line in order to ensure a place at the Democrat table. Vermonters’ interests aren’t served by a time-serving politician, and neither is the national interest served by a representative that shows support for a dictatorship that has routinely executed, imprisoned, tortured, and terrorized anyone who questions the Castro regime.
If Welch really wanted to impress Vermonters about his dedication to service, he’d grab a paddle and help Cuban dissidents travel north through shark-infested waters to reach freedom – if the Castros aren’t too busy sinking these boats that have children aboard. Better yet, Welch could have sat down with Cuban dissidents who have made it safely to the United States, and asked their opinions about his support for the Castros.
But I suspect there would be fewer smiles at that table for Welch to stare dully at, and less polite conversation. Instead of leadership, which is what one presumes national office calls for in an individual, we get a Democrat vote machine, a man robotically employed to press the correct vote button as long as that position has been approved by the party elite.
In a way, that’s not too far a reach from what Castro’s been doing since the 1960’s. Welch has learned that lesson well.
Oh, and in case Welch doesn’t have his TV on this afternoon:
Over 65 Cuban democracy activists were arrested today in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba.
All of those arrested were members of the opposition groups, Cuban Patriotic Union (UNPACU) and Citizens for Democracy (CxD).
Their crime? Trying to attend Mass at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity.
They were intercepted by nearly 200 Castro regime agents, who began to beat and arrest them.
Just another day in the worker’s paradise: