Like the Scarlet Pimpernel of literature, Rep. Kevin McCarthy is here, he's there, he's everywhere. Except in his district. The president supports high-speed rail, at least in the east. McCarthy, his boy in the House, does not.

Get on board, Kevin. We need and deserve our share of the coming infrastructure spending. Support this issue for your state. Make yourself available to all your constituents, not just the 1-percenters and country-club conservatives. Pathetic!

Jim D. Smith

Bakersfield