Arkansas First District U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford's conduct as of late has proven to me that he is more interested in playing politics in our nation's capital than doing the job he was elected to do.

I will never understand how after the all the investigating and recounts of ballots how anyone can doubt the results of the 2020 election — other than the president and others of the Republican Party who refused to accept it. Thus, causing all the turmoil of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, land that I consider sacred like millions of other Americans.

As a veteran of more than 42 years of service, I feel compelled to let Crawford know my feelings about how he and others are responsible for bringing embarrassment from throughout the world to the greatest nation ever — a nation that is the envy to the world, where we can exercise our liberty and not fear retribution. I should not have to explain to Crawford, being a veteran himself, the blood and sweat that was given to protected that liberty.

As a leader, he is in an extremely high profile situation being viewed by people of all ages and all places. My advice to him is "think before you act."

Jerry Kersey

Jonesboro