Letters to the Editor – October 17, 2022

The problem: Newly released footage of politicians in the Capitol responding to the Jan. 6 riots.

Like millions of Americans coast to coast, I watched every minute of every Jan. 6 committee hearing (“Behind-scenes vid of pols under siege,” Oct. 14).

It wasn’t until Cassidy Hutchinson, a 20-year-old aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified that I truly understand former President Donald Trump and his cronies’ disdain for the Constitution and the rule of law.

If Trump and his lawless cronies are not brought to justice for crimes against the nation, it is possible that another Jan. 6-like riot could happen again. If you ask me, that’s both unacceptable and un-American.

Denny Freidenrich

Los Angeles, California

Whatever the bad orange dude did, he did it. However, the January 6 committee is a one-sided lynch mob. It has no credibility. And this is the problem.

This country doesn’t need anyone persecuting anyone. At the moment we have bigger problems. People can’t afford anything at the moment. People are dying in Ukraine. The country is on the brink of economic collapse. Crime is widespread. And the Democrats are still only worried about Trump. We have no law and no order.

And nothing the January 6th Committee does is going to make this country civilized again.

Mindy Rader, New Town

Footage shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacting to thousands of Trump supporters approaching the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Have you ever wondered why the January 6 committee was so focused on Trump’s desire to go to the Capitol with the angry protesters?

As the story progresses, as the Commander-in-Chief personally leads the troops into battle, the resolve grows, the effort grows, the sense of righteousness and sacrifice grows.

When the President was thwarted in that particular leadership strategy, he resorted to a different line of attack by tweeting against Vcie President Mike Pence, which regained some of the fever he had previously lost.

One can only imagine what would have happened if Trump had been able to personally lead his supporters in attacking the Capitol.

Kimball Shinkoskey

Woods Cross, Utah

How much more evidence do we need to convict the top liar Trump?

It is clear that the bad loser orchestrated the January 6 riot and, to this day, has attempted to lie his way out of numerous charges.

Herb Stark


The problem: Reports that Alejandro Mayorkas lied about border guards flogging migrants in 2021.

The revelation that Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas knew Border Patrol agents were not flogging Haitian migrants and continued the narrative is beyond shameful (“Mayorka’s Must Go,” David Marcus, PostOpinion, Oct. 13).

That he also told President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris they did it, when he’s already been told they didn’t, only reinforces what a despicable person he is.

Mayorkas betrayed his own men just to reinforce a political narrative. What these agents went through is beyond disgusting, and he is responsible for it. Mayorkas should be fired, but he won’t.

Robert Dinardo


That Mayorkas doesn’t say he knew the three men didn’t flog those people shows his character – or should I say lack of character.

He should resign immediately. Trying to annihilate three innocent men for political reasons is shameful, but the Biden administration is full of shame.


Middletown, NJ

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