Riddle me this…What do you call a Republican Candidate who is unable or unwilling to defend the 2nd Amendment?
Answer: A Spineless, Empty Suit. An empty suit is exactly who the Suffolk County Republican Party is endorsing in the 2nd Congressional District.
On 4 May, S.A.F.E. (Sportsmen’s Association Meeting for Firearms Education, Inc) hosted a meet the candidates night. Steve Labate and John Gomez were in attendance and given the opportunity to explain their positions on the 2nd Amendment. Stephen Labate stood proudly in support of our right to keep and bare arms. Labate is a gun owner, a licensed pistol permit holder, a lifetime member of the NRA, and of course a trained Military Officer. We can rest assured that Steve Labate will vehemently defend our rights under the 2nd Amendment.
In sharp contrast to Labate’s testimony, John Gomez stood and said in paraphrase: “I am the Republican nominee and I am really here to listen and learn”. Are you kidding me?? What do you need to learn Mr. Gomez? Great, just what we need, another empty suit who will form an opinion dependent on which way the political winds blow.
Candidates like Gomez are the reason liberal radicals keep getting elected in New York. When the Republicans and Conservatives put up RINOs and CINOs for candidates, the only one who benefits is the Democratic candidate. Voters see no difference between the two parties and therefore, continue with the status quo. We the people are fed up with politics as usual. We want principled candidates with proven track records of supporting the ideals of the US Constitution. John Gomez is just another empty suit whose candidacy will assure the re-election of the Steve Israel.