Dear editorial board:
Bravo for your take on Joe Kent's wacky rhetoric. Kevin Gillan's letter in last week's paper describing Kent as being quoted on Russian state TV as a shining example of a Putin Republican is a bridge too far for me. I was 5 years old in 1956 when Russia’s communist leader Nikita Khrushchev said, “We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the U.S. We will destroy you from within.” Putin was 4, and became one of Khrushchev's greatest fans.
I am absolutely heartbroken at what is happening to us as a nation. Shoppers in Buffalo N.Y. were shot and killed as they picked up their groceries in their own neighborhood on a Saturday afternoon, inspired by FOX News' damaging nonsense about White Supremacy Replacement Theory. Real born-in-the-U.S.A. Americans shopping for groceries. Republicans should refuse to be represented by radicalized extremist gun maniacs who make a manifesto and livestream a mass shooting. Why did he livestream that event if he did not expect mass approval from his people? Reject that!
White Supremacy Replacement Theory has no place in beautiful Lewis County, Washington. That's the Tucker Carlson Republican Party. Tucker is a Putin fan. He wants your destruction. He wants you to forget that he once worked for MSNBC and CNN and he hates himself so much for it that he has made Democrat a dirty word. He is lying to you every night and so are the rest of them. Madison Cawthorne, the depraved Trump favorite, Marjorie Taylor Greene who harasses victims of school shootings, Lauren Boebert who makes her children pose with assault rifles, the ones that participated in treason on Jan. 6, 2021, they are all fringe elements. They just make the GOP look stupid. There should be a basic civics test to run for Congress. (And a spelling test!)
Donald Trump is so stupid and careless that he took classified documents to Mar-a-Lago in cardboard boxes. I would love to know what our veterans think of that.
Apparently Republicans are no longer conservatives at all. They have no platform except to obstruct Joe Biden. He is pushing policies they wanted 10 years ago. Now we watch as the GOP crazies eat their own.
Jaime Herrera Beutler did what her own good judgment told her to do by voting to impeach Trump based on the fact that she was there. Integrity. I want the Republicans of Lewis County to own their party with ethics and morals and own the good of the nation again. Take your party back from the lunatics. Enough is enough.
Katherine L. Ford