Hogan Never Holds Town Halls

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) was portrayed in the Aug. 6 Washington Post Magazine article “Larry Hogan’s Alternate Universe” as a man of the people who has focused on Maryland rather than on federal issues. But the article did not mention that since November’s election, he has declined all requests to hold town halls open to the public. He has remained silent on several federal issues that affect many Marylanders, such as the immigration policies that have left many Hispanic or Latino residents of Maryland afraid to venture into public places. 

Mr. Hogan belatedly and meekly opposed the proposed elimination of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding. He vetoed legislation to require greater use of renewable energy and paid-sick-leave legislation. He is not protecting Maryland’s interests; he is in hiding so that voters don’t know what he really stands for. He may strongly oppose President Trump, but he is not taking public positions that oppose presidential actions.

Trip Rothschild, Potomac

The writer is on the steering committee of Do the Most Good-Montgomery County.