Letter to the Editor

An inept Congress


Dear Editor:
It is small wonder that this session of congress is going down in history as the one with the least accomplishments of any in our history. With two wars of great interest to the United States raging in different parts of the world and a government shutdown looming, this congress, including our own Congressman, Tom Tiffany, decided to go on vacation. President Biden worked with Republicans to draft a bill with exactly what the Republicans wanted to address what they termed as an emergency on our southern border. They promptly announced it ‘dead on arrival’ when it arrived in congress because Mr. Trump feared people would give Biden credit and remove it as a campaign issue. This willful political inaction allows the ‘emergency’ to go on for at least another six months with no resolution. The Republicans did mark one accomplishment at the beginning of the session in electing Kevin McCarthy as speaker. It took 15 votes to elect him in January, only to recall him in October. They took three weeks to elect Mike Johnson as their new speaker leaving congress unable to act even if they had wanted to and placed the entire nation in danger. Since then the Republican majority in Congress has taken its orders from Trump. The majority of them have supported this man for President. He has lost two lawsuits alleging sexual assault and financial fraud with 91 additional indictments involving campaign finance laws, the January 6 insurrection, tampering with the vote in Georgia and mishandling classified government documents, while Republicans in Congress look to him for advice. Our democracy is in mortal danger if we pay homage to tyrants and allow elected representatives to render our government bodies unworkable. They are failing us. We must collectively demand more from Congressman Tiffany and the Republican majority.
All facts in the above letter are documented in various New York Times articles.

Bryce Luchterhand
Unity, WI