It's going to be a bit of a political day here at Elisberg Industries.
So, while Trump is apparently no doubt burning the midnight oil between rounds of golf trying to get job numbers up, there is Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) of his own party working against him. Mr. Frelinghuysen, you see, wrote to the employer of a critic of his -- a constituent -- trying to get her fired.
It was in large point a standard fund-raising letter that he sent out to his supporters, but then in this particular case he sent a personal, hand-written note at the end to the woman's employers.
The woman, who works at a bank in the congressman's district, is involved with a political action organization on behalf of Democrats (as "one of the ring leaders," as the good Mr. Frelinghuysen puts it), which is trying to replace him in the next election.
The good news is that Rep. Frelinghuysen's efforts didn't work, and she wasn't fired. The bad news is that clearly there was a lot of pressure put on her, and she quit.
You can read the full story here.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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