Letter to the Editor: Maryland’s Attorney General must Serve the Public; not Political Bosses

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Recent news reports provide strong evidence that State Attorney General Brian Frosh is a rabidly partisan career politician and not a self proclaimed advocate for all Marylanders.

Simply put, Frosh is using his power and your tax dollars to help Maryland Democrats maintain their long time and vise like grip on politics in Maryland.

This sordid saga of absolute power saga corrupting absolutely started when former Governor Martin O’Malley bypassed a public commission he created to redraw the states’s Congressional district boundaries.

In a court proceeding, O’Malley said he was convinced as Governor that the Democrat Party should draw lines that are favorable to Democratic candidates. In that proceeding O’Malley aslo said “That was my hope it was also my intent to create….a district where the people would be more likely to elect a Democrat than a Republican”.

To do that O’Malley used a consultant who did work for the Democrat members of the state’s congressional delegation. That consultant stated in a court deposition the “The purpose of what we were doing was, No.1. incumbent protection. And No. 2, trying to see if there was a way that there was another Democrat district in the state”.

O’Malley along with the Democrats who control the State Senate and State House in Maryland, ultimately succeeded with their purpose. After the boundaries of Congressional District 6 were redrawn the incumbent Republican Congressman was defeated for re-election. As a result Maryland lost a member of Congress with 20 years of seniority and replaced him with a freshman who will not be accruing any seniority going forward as he recently launched an effort to secure the 2020 Democrat nomination for President with results that are likely to rival Martin O’Malleys efforts on the national stage.

Even former Governor O’Malley recently publicly acknowledged that the redistricting effort wasn’t good for our country as a whole”.

Despite all of this, Brian Frosh is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a legitimate requiest to review a lower court decision upholding this gerrymandered Congressional District.

When given an opportunity to help reverse a wrong, Frosh goes in the opposite direction. Worse yet, this purely political decision means he is focusing less attention on more pressing issues like the opioid crisis and crime in Baltimore City.

We deserve better. Much better.

Connie Sheer
Wittman

Letters to Editor

  1. Alan Boisvert says:

    I beg your pardon. Brian Frosh is doing all the right things and serving Maryland residents very well. Perhaps West Virgina would be a better place for you.

  2. If Frosh is an advocate for gerrymandering, AND suing Trump at the same time, he is obviously doing what he thinks is best for his party, not the citizens of MD!

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