Letters to the Editor — January 11, 2023


The query: The Republican determination to permit Rep. Kevin McCarthy to turn out to be Speaker of the Home after 15 votes.

What a disgusting show of disunity some within the Republican Celebration have proven the nation and the world (“Argh!” Concerning the deal for Kevin” January 8).

When the brand new Home convened the primary week of January, Reps. Matt Getz and Lauren Bobert grew to become the Republican reply to The Squad.

They requested for concessions, obtained them and, when push got here to shove on the night time’s closing vote, voted “current.” Crew gamers. No means.

Democrats voted as a bloc for his or her nominee.

These two idiots may derail some good laws that could possibly be defeated. Too dangerous they cannot be banned from any significant commissions.

I actually hope that the Home can efficiently get to the basis of the issues of the final two years since President Biden and his cupboard have occupied the White Home.

S. Kane


Speaker Kevin McCarthy will doubtless need to hold bowing out to maintain his job.

He granted his adversaries almost all of their wish-list calls for, thus enabling them to proceed to hinder advantages to Individuals when it fits their MAGA targets. Keep in mind, these members of the far proper are legislative terrorists who plan to finish the Biden agenda.

How do you take care of individuals who suppose the 2020 election was stolen?

Richard French

Pasadena, California.

I believe this previous week has been the best week in Congress in a protracted, very long time.

What the Freedom Caucus confirmed me is that Congress is caught with vested pursuits. My hope is that it will raise the curtain and Congress will lastly turn out to be extra clear, not simply say it’s.

I’m neither a republican nor a democrat. Nonetheless, what I noticed final week have been politicians who may have an opinion and eventually be heard.

Possibly the celebration didn’t win, however the individuals did. I now hope that celebration politics will decline and for the individuals will rise.

Robert Fishman


We skilled the “good, the dangerous and the ugly” because the vote for Speaker of the Home concluded on January seventh.

The 118th Congress had all of the makings of political theater, and a few even referred to as it a clown present, nevertheless it ran its course. There was drama, pressure, emotion and compromise as McCarthy and members of the Home of Representatives battled it out earlier than he received by 216 votes early Saturday to turn out to be the fifty fifth speaker.

McCarthy persevered as a result of each obvious setback didn’t cease him from reaching his aim. It’s a teachable second for anybody who needs to attain one thing in life; don’t hand over: Fortune certainly favors the courageous. Good luck Mr. Speaker.

Michael Hadley


What occurred within the Palace final week was a nationwide shame.

By now, Republican Celebration leaders ought to perceive that the message from the midterm elections was that the American individuals have unequivocally rejected extremism from each the Republican Celebration and the Democratic Celebration.

If Republicans need to stay the celebration of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan, they should suppose lengthy and onerous in regards to the harms of purveyors of bigotry, conspiracy theories, and extremism.

If the celebration chooses to persist within the malign politics of selling extremism and division, they danger being on the dropping facet of most future elections in any respect ranges of presidency.

Gerard Rosenthal


Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Friday night time’s spat between McCarthy, Goetz and Rep. Mike Rogers, exhibits the GOP’s continued dysfunction.

I imagine that the January 6 rebellion inspired Putin to invade Ukraine as a result of he concluded that the USA was disintegrating into civil warfare. Friday night time in all probability satisfied Putin to assault Poland subsequent as a result of he assumed our authorities was irreconcilably divided.

We would all higher attempt to turn out to be extra bipartisan or Putin will actually end our dinner.

Ron Spurga, Manhattan

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