Bill Nelson

With Zika virus spreading, partisan Congress has left us in the lurch -- again

Dear Congress,

Thanks a lot, chumps.

Thanks for being so irresponsible. Thanks for failing to do your job. Thanks for leaving your constituents -- and not just those of us who live in Miami -- in the lurch. Apparently you believe your vacation is more important than public health. More important than my grandchildren. More important than my pregnant sister.

Couldn't you, for once, put the public's interest ahead of your own? Couldn't you think of young women first? Of the possibility of babies born with severe birth defects? Of the eventual expense such a catastrophe might cost?

Maybe that's too much to ask from elected officials who are regarded as...