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February 17, 2022

To the editor,

Our democracy is under assault! As renowned analyst Fareed Zakaria’s CNN documentary recently affirmed, the Trumpian lies, racism and debunked conspiracy theories promoting dictatorship have largely taken over the rank and file of the Republican Party. Lonely Republican US Representative Adam Kinzinger, lamenting the fact, is not running for re-election because of it.

Last May I wrote that “Very seldom I agree with Liz Cheney on policy….

But right now, Liz Cheney is my No. 1 Hero…Because she may become most instrumental in saving our democracy.”

Eight months later she is still my No. 1 Hero. Unfortunately, the increasing cowardice of most Republican legislators has further facilitated the trend toward Trumpian dictatorship, with people of color likely the primary scapegoats.

Today a courageous Republican Congresswoman intent on saving our democracy, like Liz Cheney, is much more important than agreement on policy. In stark contrast, our own Republican Congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, shows absolutely no such courage in stemming the Republican movement toward dictatorship. She may not be easy to defeat at the polls, but there’s still more chance of that than her ever standing up to Donald Trump.

So, let’s work hard to send CMR into retirement!

Norm Luther

Spokane, Wash.


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