In my post-governmental and post-partisan political career years, I, a Republican, am much more open to actively supporting Democrats who demonstrate intellectual and political independence, critical thinking, ethics, and integrity. During his service in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2014, Democratic Congressman Donald Norcross from Camden County New Jersey has
already most admirably been an exemplar of these qualities.
Specifically, I can say unequivocally that Donald Norcross will merit my support if he runs in 2018 for the U.S. Senate seat presently held by Bob Menendez. On two issues, namely 1) the deplorable deal of the Obama administration with Iran facilitating Iran’s attainment of nuclear weapon capability; and 2) the Republican House of Representatives bill effectively creating a pause in Syrian immigration, Norcross has voted with the Republican majority, in spite of White House pressure and the ludicrous
political correctness that prevails in the American liberal community.
In casting his votes on these two issues, Donald Norcross has distinguished himself as a profile in courage. He refuses to succumb to the efforts of the Obama administration to falsely depict opponents of these measures as warmongers, anti-Muslim bigots, or both.
Donald Norcross has demonstrated by his votes that he gives national security and the American-Israel alliance a higher priority than narrow partisan concerns. The citizenry of New Jersey can well be proud of him. Hopefully, his record of courage and good judgment will attract bipartisan support for any 2018 U.S. Senate run. He certainly will have my vote.
Alan J. Steinberg served as Regional Administrator of Region 2 EPA during the administration of former President George W. Bush and as Executive Director of the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission under former New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman.