Friday, March 25, 2022

Representational incompetence - Claudia Tenney, congresswoman from Central New York.

From America Magazine, March, 2022, Political Leaders: Heed Ignatius by Linda LeMura 

One example was an attack on the faith and character of Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church, last October. It was particularly troubling for two reasons: it originated close to Le Moyne’s Central New York home, and it came from an elected official, U.S. Representative Claudia Tenney. On Twitter, a platform devoted to small ideas and grand postures, Ms. Tenney responded to a photo of Pope Francis shaking hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by referring to them as “just two communists.”

Editor's Note: Claudia Tenney is a Republican member of the U. S, House of Representatives elected by voters to represent them in Central New York State just east of Syracuse from Oswego to the north to Binghamton on the south.

Representative Tenney's tweet is an argumentum ad hominem and a symptom of representational incompetence.

The good people of central New York deserve better representation and should reconsider their electoral options for representatives who have more constructive values and ways of thinking and communicating.

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