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Letter: Adam Kinzinger doesn't want to talk to you

To the Editor:

I just want to talk with U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon.

In April, Congressman Kinzinger voted for a health care bill that could potentially make my son’s peanut allergy a pre-existing condition, which would force us to pay exorbitant amounts of money to get the life-saving medication he needs.

And I want to talk to Kinzinger about that.

I’ve called his offices. I’ve asked when I could meet with him. I said I would come to any place at any time. I even offered to meet with him in Washington, D.C., during our family’s vacation there.

But Kinzinger won’t talk with me. He doesn’t want to talk with me.

And you know what?  He doesn’t really want to talk with you, either.

When he’s on recess, supposedly doing work for the district, he holds very few public events. He never holds actual town hall meetings. Instead he hosts “Q and A Sessions,” where the questions are vetted and read by an intermediary. No opportunities for follow-ups are allowed.

No one else gets to talk to him.

Kinzinger would have you believe that he avoids public meetings because the evil “radical left” will come out and ruin everything. 

So, if you’re concerned about his vote to allow mentally ill veterans have access to firearms, or his vote to allow internet companies to see your personal information, or his vote to throw over 20 million people off health care, in Mr. Kinzinger’s mind, you’re a member of the “radical left.

That’s a cop-out. I’m not some radical who wants to ruin the perfect world the Congressman has for himself. I’m a father who’s concerned about his son’s safety. 

And I simply want to talk to Adam Kinzinger about that. 

But he doesn’t want to talk to me. Or you.

So the logical question then becomes: Why would we allow him to continue to be our representative?

Scott Swartz

Rochelle

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