I recently came upon terms related to the Republican Party. They are “principled conservatism” and “principled Republican.” Principled Republicans are committed to our Constitution, the founding ideals, the rule of law, truth and reason.
In a recent Herald opinion piece, James Greenwood, our former Republican congressman, provided pointed examples of the lunacy that grips his party. One example focused on much needed infrastructure repairs and upgrades.
The past president promised to pass an infrastructure bill, which most Republicans supported, but it failed. Under President Biden, a similar package was approved, after much consternation, but was opposed by most congressional Republicans who simply could not give Biden a win. However, 13 Republicans did support the bill because their constituents and the nation need safe communities.
Our Congressman Fitzpatrick was one who put his district above partisan vitriol. It’s important to note that a number of Democrat congressmen also opposed passage of their party’s infrastructure bill.