Find courage again

To the editor:

On Jan. 6 a treasonous mob stormed our capitol to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 election.

These self-described patriots defecated in Statuary Hall, urinated on representatives’ desks and critically injured scores of Capitol police. Trapped representatives called the president begging him to call off the mob. Trump got right on it four hours later.

My congressman, Mike Gallagher, produced a video that dressed down the president for his part in the siege. He stated, “The election is over Mr. President. You have got to stop this. You are the only person who can call this off. Call it off.... This is bigger than you. It is bigger than any member of Congress. It is about the United States of America, which is more important than any politician.” It was a proud day for Gallagher, he put country ahead of party.

Months later Gallagher’s political courage disappeared. Mike is now part one of Trump’s poodles. Our congressman was against a Jan. 6 fact finding commission and he voted against authorizing subpoenas for the hearings. It would seem Mike does not want us to know what was going on behind the scenes early in January. Charlie Sykes wrote, “One-time rising stars continue to debase themselves.... Cowardice is contagious.”

I would encourage Mr. Gallagher to review the ideals he had when he ran for Congress the first time and dwell on how far he has fallen. I would remind him, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Your conduct is worse than nothing.

Ron Gruett, Chilton

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Kiel Kiel

Mike is just getting in line with his base.

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