Plumb reacts to Reed’s meeting with Trump

News release from John Plumb’s Campaign for to represent the NY23rd Congressional District

JAMESTOWN—Fourth generation Western New Yorker, Navy Reserve Commander, and Democratic candidate for Congress John Plumb today responded to news of a john_plumbWashington, DC meeting between GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and three-term Congressman Tom Reed:

“With his dangerous rhetoric, proposals to expand the use of torture, and threats to target civilians, Donald Trump is weakening our standing internationally and is putting our military men and women at risk in every geographic combatant commander’s area of responsibility around the globe.

It’s clear that by endorsing Donald Trump last week and meeting with him in Washington today, Tom Reed fully supports Trump’s reckless rhetoric that makes our country less safe. This isn’t really surprising, as Reed himself, a New Yorker, threatened our national security by voting to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

Western New York and the Southern Tier deserves a leader who will put region before politics, especially when it comes to protecting our national security – unlike Tom Reed. As someone who has defended this country under the water, in the Middle East and at the highest levels of national security, my highest priority is keeping Americans safe. That’s what I’ve done my entire career and what I will continue to do in Congress.”


John Plumb is a fourth generation Western New Yorker, Navy Reserve Commander, and Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-23.  Over the past two decades has served the country – first as a submarine officer in the Navy, later as an official at the Department of Defense, and most recently as director of defense policy and strategy at the National Security Council. He has not previously held public office. Use of his military rank and job titles does not imply endorsement by the United States Navy or the Department of Defense.


Background: Congressman Reed en route to meeting with Donald Trump. Via @LukeRussert

About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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1 Response to Plumb reacts to Reed’s meeting with Trump

  1. Deb Meeker says:

    As an American who lived through the Sept. 11. 2001, and other attacks on American soil , I’m looking for a representative who has experience with keeping our country’s fate in knowledgeable, experienced hands. Commander Plumb comes from the solid background of receiving real honors in service to our country. John Plumb worked with other leaders on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

    Tom Reed on the other hand, has no experience in foreign affairs (if one discounts his dip in the Sea of Galilee), or military service, but Reed receives meaningless “awards” from desperate charities, organizations of his personal interest, and corporations who appreciate Reed’s putting their desires above the needs of the people he was elected to serve. The news that Tom Reed endorsed Donald Trump for President, leaves no doubt – Reed’s priorities will remain the same or worsen.

    I’m voting for John Plumb.


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