Who is representing American people?
Today I tried to demonstrate that I am a concerned citizen and contacted the chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. asking for the release of President's Trump's financial dealings in Russia. I sent the following to Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and a part to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
I was told by Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner's office that my message would be received. Sen. Burr's office would not receive my message. I am concerned.
I notice that you can receive via e-mail many messages from all of the states in the U.S. When I tried to send an email to U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, D-Wis. I could not because I am not his constituent.
I am confused. Whom does an elected senator and representative serve? Do they just represent a member of that district or state, or the citizens of the U.S.?
This is my message to Senator Johnson: Today I called the office of Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
I was told that since I was not his constituent I should contact my own state representatives. In that vein, I ask you to encourage investigation of President Trump's financial ties to and within Russia. Why are his tax returns and affiliations not known? Is he in office to continue to make money from business transactions or to serve the American people? I was told that Sen. Burr serves and answers only to the citizens of his state, North Carolina. I thought that since he is chair of a committee that he should serve the citizens of the United States.
I am confused and concerned about the future of our country.