The Pueblo West View

Letter: Political ideology not race-based

I was very concerned Thursday evening when I read the story on the front cover of The View about the recall of Rep. Giron (“Giron recall naps 13,000 names,” The Pueblo West View, June 13, 2013).

For our elected representative to accuse us of recalling her because she is Latina is irrational, for if this was an issue with us, she would not have been voted into the office.

If she had lost the election in the first place, would it have been a racial issue?

To make this an issue of race (ethnicity) indicates that she does not understand the issues, nor respect those of us who want our constitution respected.

This is not about race, it is about the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights; this is an issue about her vote on the gun issue.

I do not, for one second, believe that 13,570 people all signed a recall petition because our representative is a Latina, but rather that our representative made a bad decision, and voted a political ideology rather than representing the views of those she was elected to represent, and deserves to be held accountable for that vote.

It would be interesting to read an explanation from Rep. Giron as to why she thinks so many Pueblo residents are racist, or race biased, and while she is at it, maybe she could explain why she should not be held responsible for her actions.

Jonathan Rumsey

Pueblo West

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