To the Editor:

Once again, Mitch McConnell, our hypocrite-in-chief, is using (and abusing) his power. This time to keep the American people from learning the truth about what happened on January 6.

Apparently, he thinks we have very short memories. This, despite the fact that, at the time, he condemned the attack on the Capitol and his wife, Elaine Chao, resigned as Donald Trump’s secretary of transportation, supposedly in protest.

He now feels a Congressional committee to inquire about the causes and those responsible will hurt Republicans in upcoming elections. Obviously, he is catering to the Trumplicans and bigots who are taking over his party. I guess that is how the Republicans are expanding their “big tent.”

For those of you who may not be aware, when McConnell ran for reelection in 2014, his wife, an heiress to a shipping fortune, sat on the board of directors of six companies (according to Google). She was still serving on the board of three companies, when she resigned as Trump’s transportation secretary. Apparently, being on the board of directors of various companies is only a problem if you or your relative is a Democratic politician.

Meanwhile, states with Republican governors and legislatures, are passing legislation to restrict voting. In Connecticut, our state legislator, Cindy Harrison, voted against a measure that would have expanded mail-in balloting, something that would be helpful to our senior citizens who may not be able to get to the polls to vote on Election Day.

And two of our Republican selectmen, Bertram and Harrison, refused to sign a letter condemning the January 6 attack at the Capitol, claiming they were only concerned about local issues. We definitely need to vote them out.

Gordon White


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