I read with interest the letter to the editor by J.T. Edwards where he praises Randy Weber and slams Bill Sargent ("Congressman Weber is the real deal," The Daily News, Jan. 28). The problem is he cannot separate fact from fiction.
Did Weber take over $30,000 from the commercial fishermen and then speak and vote against the recreational guys on the House floor? Yes, he did — and Edwards failed to mention this.
Did Weber introduce the Go Fish Act when he realized he was in trouble with the recreational fishermen? Yes; but Edwards fails to tell you this piece of legislation never had a hearing, no action was taken, and it died in committee. It’s like Weber did it so he could say he did something.
On the other hand, Sargent, as one of the Three Musketeers, spent several months talking with commercial, charter boat, and recreational fishermen and then wrote a well reasoned and well thought out five-part series for The Daily News on the red snapper issues and posed possible solutions.
So fishermen consider this: Sargent is an honest broker. Sargent will listen to you and work with you. Sargent is about solutions, not introducing bills that sound good but go nowhere! Sargent is our guy.