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Divisive politics

I’m not sure why an op-ed by a guest writer from Canterbury/Loudon, which unfairly attacked a state representative from Concord, would appear in our local newspaper. I am referring to Jose Eduardo Cambrils’ written assault on Rep. Safiya Wazir in the April 4 edition of the Cabinet.

I would like to set a few things straight in regards to Mr. Cambrils’ unprovoked hostilities toward Wazir.

First, the bills that Wazir missed were due to her maternity leave, which Mr. Cambrils neglected to mention. Furthermore, Wazir was just one of more than 200 representatives, the winning majority, who voted for what Mr. Cambrils calls “socialist and anti-liberty” bills. It should be noted that a number of Mr. Cambrils’ referenced “old white men,” which he characterized as victims of identity politics, voted with her in the majority. Why did he feel the need to single her out? Is it because she’s a young woman? A Muslim? Who knows?

It’s one thing to have different points of view; it’s another to be nasty and mean-spirited. New Hampshire doesn’t need Mr. Cambrils’ kind of divisive politics.

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