Open letter to Mayor Avedisian:
I am writing to ask you to leave the Republican Party. The abhorrent behavior of our president is only surpassed by the enabling Republicans in Congress and around the country.
By all accounts, having lived in Warwick for 21 years, you are a good man. I voted for a Republican, you, for the first time in my life. I will never vote for you again as long as there is an “R” next to your name. You can say all you want about Republican ”ideals” and not throwing the baby out with the bath water, but this situation is severe and I beseech you to take a stand.
Editors note: Asked to respond, Mayor Scott Avedisian sent the following email to the Beacon: My response would be that I am proud to be part of the Rhode Island Republican Party. I decided to join the party of John Chafee, Claudine Schneider, Lincoln Almond, Lincoln Chafee, Susan Farmer, Lila Sapinsley and Ron Machtley. Good bedrock moderate Republican ideals that speak to New England’s values. I have always been an independent thinker and will continue to do so.