Opinion: Let's not nationalize Hamilton County mayoral race

Contributed Photo / Hamilton County mayoral candidate Weston Wamp, who is a senior political strategist/contractor with Issue One, says he is not required to agree with everything the reform group does.

How much, if any, should Hamilton County mayoral candidate Weston Wamp be responsible for what his father says, writes or does?

We would argue not much at all, but a statewide conservative news and commentary website has made that a focus of an article about an open letter his father, former Republican U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, signed encouraging the congressional subcommittee investigating the breach of the U.S. Capitol by hundreds of protesters on Jan. 6, 2021.

The letter, sent under the letterhead of Issue One, which refers to itself as a "crosspartisan political reform group," says members of the "Select Committee on the January 6 Attack are responding to this call by conducting a good-faith, bipartisan, and detailed investigation into the events of that day.