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Letter to the editor: Romney's courage

| Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, 10:03 a.m.

At a time in which many American patriots have wondered who within the Republican Party will now be present in Congress to challenge the president for the destruction that he has inflicted on our nation, its character and our values, we have the good fortune to be at the dawn of the congressional leadership of Mitt Romney, who is now the junior senator from Utah.

Romney’s recent Washington Post opinion piece is a tour de force, a throwing down of the gauntlet to an abnormal and amoral president. It is no wonder that many members of what has become the Trumpublican Party are expressing concerns.

While expressing support for many of Donald Trump’s policies and actions, Romney challenges Trump for his actions, hateful words and deficient character, noting how he has used his victory to engage in name-calling and resentment and promising to continue to speak out against conduct which is “divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” all of which are Trump hallmarks.

We now have reason to believe that the president’s expectation that he will have another “yes man” in Romney will not be reality.

May Romney continue to display the courage, decency and adherence to American values that are evident in his essay. We need more like him.

Oren Spiegler

South Strabane

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