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One of the most powerful House Republicans?—?Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ), the new chair of the House Appropriations Committee?—?got a constituent in trouble by writing a letter to her employer that called out her progressive activism.
The employee?—?Saily Avelenda of West Caldwell, who’s active in the progressive NJ 11th for Change group?—?ended up resigning from her job as senior vice president and assistant general counsel at Lakeland Bank, according to a report from WNYC.
Frelinghuysen’s letter, sent on campaign letterhead to bank board member and Frelinghuysen donor Joseph O’Dowd, appears to be correspondence he sent to other contributors as well.