No matter who wins the June 26 Democratic primary for the new 8th Congressional District, which includes Howard Beach, Lindenwood and some of Ozone Park, it won’t be someone from Queens. Voters should at least make sure it won’t be someone who will work against the interests of all right-thinking people in Queens, not to mention Brooklyn, where the candidates live.
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, a fine lawmaker with a solid background, is facing Councilman Charles Barron, the old Black Panther. He’s the reverse racist who once said, regarding slavery reparations, that he wanted to slap a random white person just for his own mental health.
Jeffries has good ideas on jobs, education, housing and more. Barron is a nut. Whoever wins the primary wins the seat in the fall. It’s an easy call. Vote Jeffries.