Paul Giardina: proud Zeldin fan

Letter published in the East Hampton Star, Nov 2nd, by one of our R&R regulars (just to remind us of the record):


Zeldin’s Record


According to his Feb. 13 letter to the East Hampton Star, Paul Giardina is a “proud” and “unabashed supporter” of Congressman Lee Zeldin, who Giardina believes “stands up for core American values.”

So what are the values reflected in Zeldin’s record? His 2016 environmental votes are so toxic he merited a rating of only 8 percent from the League of Conservation Voters. He voted for the American Health Care Act, which would have taken health care coverage away from millions; he’s expressed support for a budget that would blow up the deficit and slash Medicare and Social Security; he refused to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey; he opposes Planned Parenthood and has voted to limit reproductive choice; he supports allowing out-of-state gun owners to violate our state’s ban on concealed carry; his votes align with Trump’s agenda 92 percent of the time, and he believes Steve Bannon “got a bad rap.”

While Paul Giardina may find those positions admirable, I believe the voters of East Hampton do not. I urge you to vote for Jeff Bragman, who will make decisions for our town based on values we do respect, among them: protecting our environment, providing affordable housing, preserving our unique historical character, and promoting an economy that works for all.


About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
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