Steube snubs NATO, fails his constituents

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on May 6, 2022.  Keep those cards and letters coming!

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube has given us another reason to replace him this November.

Steube joined 62 other Republicans voting in opposition to a resolution supporting NATO. Citing the threat posed by “authoritarian regimes,” the resolution, which passed the House 362-63, calls on the Biden administration to uphold NATO’s “founding democratic principles.”

It also advocates the creation of a Center for Democratic Resilience within NATO’s headquarters in Brussels to provide member states assistance to strengthen their own democratic institutions.

Our member of Congress, Steube – the individual charged with representing the views of those of us who live in Southwest Florida – chose to join with the most radical Republicans rather than support democracy.

There is only one response to such appalling conduct. This fall we must elect a legislator who cares about fellow Floridians more than he or she cares about pandering to radical members of the GOP.

Laurie Ulrop, Punta Gorda