Yesterday, I attended a golf social hosted by the Sullivan County Young Republicans that Congressman Phil Roe attended and spoke at. I came to the event respecting Congressman Roe for his contributions to my district, but I left the event perplexed. In his speech and comments to people, Congressman Roe persistently associated himself with President Trump’s agenda and successes; however, Congressman Roe also told the audience that “he [Donald Trump] wasn’t my first, second, or third choice” for the Republican nomination. How silly is it that Roe is so opportunistic that he associates himself with the President while also stating that he would have preferred so many others before Trump? I hope that in the future our leaders are more authentic and less focused on riding on the coattails of politicians.