I am from California’s 23rd Congressional District. During the 2016 presidential campaign, our congressman, Kevin McCarthy, supported Donald Trump on everything. There were numerous “off-ramps” available to Kevin: Trump saying John McCain was not a hero because he was captured, Trumps mimicking of a handicapped reporter; the “you can grab them by the ----," remarks, etc. He stood in the room Thursday when Trump made the vulgar  insult in reference to Haiti and other countries. And McCarthy says nothing.

Our congressman stands silent and supports this abhorrent behavior. He is the majority leader of the House of Representatives.

This is his legacy.

Steve Kysor

Bakersfield