WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning, NY 23) has offered his thoughts on the latest news from the Trump administration, regarding the resignation of Michael Flynn and National Security Advisor.
In a conference call with the media on Tuesday morning, Reed – who represents Chautauqua County in Washington – said with Flynn’s resignation, it’s time to move forward.
“I think [Flynn] made the call that he felt was appropriate, and I believe that President Trump is demonstrating that what he is going to look for is leaders and accountability in the administration,” Reed said. “Now is the time where we need to move forward. The resignation has occurred and I’m sure that post will be filled in short order.”
By most accounts, the Trump presidency has gotten off to a rocky start during its first month. Reed said that is partly the result of a slowed Senate confirmation process for many of his cabinet selections, caused by Democrats who have closely reviewed and scrutinized many of the picks, prolonging the hearing process. But Reed also said he believes the President is dealing with a transition from the private sector to the public.
“The administration, I think, is going through the normal transition process. Going from the private sector to the public sector. They’re starting to get their sea legs under them and I think as they go forward, they’re just going to stronger and stronger, each day that they move in,” Reed said.
During his conference call, Reed also discussed his upcoming Town Hall meetings that are scheduled for Saturday in the western side of the sprawling 23rd congressional district, including two here in Chautauqua County.
The first will take place at the North Harmony Senior Citizens Center in Stow at 9:15 a.m., with the other scheduled to take place at the Pine Valley VFW in Cherry Creek at 11:30 a.m.
WRFA will have a preview of what to expect during those meetings later this week.