I am disappointed but not surprised that once again the JT has put liberalism in front of qualifications and Democrat Party loyalty ahead of America and Israel. You accomplished this by putting Rep. Chris Van Hollen ahead of Del. Kathy Szeliga in your endorsement (“Van Hollen for U.S. Senate,” Oct. 21).
You attack Szeliga for supporting Donald Trump as if it were the most important issue facing America. Let’s look at what she really said, that we have two very flawed candidates, and like most Americans, she feels a need to pick one, and she is picking the one who will oppose Obamacare and its job-killing results. She will oppose allowing a pathway to a nuclear Iran. She will support Israel. She will support law enforcement. She has consistently called out Trump on the carpet for his words and thoughts. But in spite of Hillary Clinton’s many misdeeds, Van Hollen has never said that she makes mistakes, not even in Benghazi or with her email.
But what do you claim to like about Van Hollen? “He crosses party lines,” you say, but the truth is that he votes with his party more than 93 percent of the time and votes the liberal line 90 percent of the time. We know that he’s more liberal than she is conservative. Van Hollen has been a loyal supporter of Obama, and that’s fine if you’re a liberal. I am not a liberal, and not all Jews are.
Perhaps you should just be more honest and say that liberals who oppose America and Israel’s national security should support Van Hollen, but the rest of us should go for Szeliga.