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Letter: Johnson Is Failing His Constituents

“The article, “Senator Johnson Does an About Face” (The Roslyn News; May 14) had me shaking my head. Mr. Johnson is making a habit of failing his constituents when they need him most. When Albany tries to stick it to Long Island with fare hikes and commuter taxes, isn’t he supposed to step in and protect us? Instead, he “joins the party,” sees it as an opportunity to ask “what’s in it for me?” and tries to cut himself in. A May 5, 2009 Newsday article reports, “Since Democrats took control of the Senate in January, Johnson has pushed for an appointment to the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Program Review Board … (his) last-minute support of an MTA bailout could land him a spot on (the) powerful board that screens mass-transit construction projects.”

At least this time, we know why he sold us out.

Nurhan Hamarat