As GamePolitics has previously reported, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT) is co-sponsor of HR 5990, the Video Games Rating Enforcement Act.
The measure, currently before Congress, would require game retailers to check the ID of M-rated game buyers.
In today’s Salt Lake Tribune, a letter written by an apparent constituent refers to the Congressman as "Silent Jim" and mocks the introduction of the video game bill:
My biggest disappointment in this campaign cycle has been the silence of Jim Matheson. His silence is curious and maddening, especially given the bold results of how his district voted for Barack Obama in the primary. Even if he had supported Hillary, at least it’s a stand.
How is Matheson going to have any respect in the Democratic caucus if he continues to act in this way? Oh, I know – maybe he should sponsor a frivolous and unconstitutional video game bill like H.R.5990. That should do it…