Who Is Don Beyer?
“Brainy, Eloquent and Cheerful?”
If you were to ask Nicholas F. Benton, Editor for the Falls Church News Press, he would describe the incumbent, Don Beyer, as “brainy, eloquent and cheerful,” but according to the Washington Post, “[w]hile serving as ambassador in Switzerland, where he would occassionally slip and refer to the U.S. Embassy as ‘the dealership,’ Beyer and his wife met many Europeans who expressed disbelief over the paritisan brawls defining American politics.”
Upon his election to Congress at the age of 64, Don Beyer told the Washington Post, nonetheless, that he still felt young and “could serve for 12 to 20 years,” and even Politifact encountered some difficulty when diplomatically challenging his claim to the Falls Church News Press, as well as on his official congressional website, that “[m]ore than 7,000 Americans lost their lives to climate change-fueled events last year.” That fact checker accepted the correction of his staffer, Thomas Scanlon,no longer employed with his office and a former staffer for former Congressman Jim Moran, who conceded that the statement was erroneous.
However, despite raising doubts as to whether his claim that all 6,850 deaths attributable to weather related disasters throughout the world, in addition 850 deaths from earthquakes might, in intellectual honesty, find a direct and proximate cause in global climate change, that fact checker praised Beyer for admitting to his mistake. This enabling tolerance provided no deterrent effect for his emphatic reiteration after his all-time record victory in the 2018 midterms that all natural disasters are caused by global climated change and that “Americans are dying now.”
“Not to Sound All High Falutin?”
“Warrior for Progressive Causes?”
“The Only One Who Had the Resume?”