One of our own — 10th District U.S. Representative Tom Marino — has been selected to join the the raft of plutocrats and science-deniers composing the Trump administration. As payoff for coming out early in his support for Trump, Marino reportedly is in line to become the next federal “drug czar.” Considering U.S, Attorney-General Jeff Sessions’ retrograde plan to restart “the war on drugs,” Marino likely will find himself with his hands full and in the spotlight.

Meanwhile, news of his plan to leave his office will come as a complete surprise to constituents who have tried for months to corral the congressman into a town hall meeting and explain himself and his positions. It seems Marino was rarely if ever in his office.