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Letter to Editor, Jan. 13, 2021: Congressional leaders should set an example

Letter to Editor, Jan. 13, 2021: Congressional leaders should set an example

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Congressional leaders

should set an example

Editor, Times-Dispatch:

As sad as it was that happened at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, I cannot show any remorse for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her band, which did not face the music, ran and hid. Now they want something done about it right away, such as an immediate impeachment for the president, but, we didn’t hear a peep out of them during this past summer’s rioting and lootings. Were these people on Jan. 6 trying to get their attention? Were they just as mad as a lot of us are with what’s been going on with our elected officials? If Pelosi and her band had not caused such division in the U.S. Congress, maybe our country would not be as divided as it is today. Our leaders have got to set an example for us all.

Billy Hott.

Lanexa.

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'Carpet' references

illustrate differences

Editor, Times-Dispatch:

This past Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., President-elect Joe Biden ignited a "carpet of light" at the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 400,000 citizens who died of COVID-19 in the past year. Biden said: "To heal, we must remember. It's hard sometimes to remember, but that's how we heal."

The next day at 8 a.m., Donald Trump — who was still president —  exited the White House by way of a red carpet. After a self-aggrandizing speech before a small crowd at Joint Base Andrews, he said, "the movement we started is only just beginning," finishing with his favorite phrase, "There's never been anything like it.” He then boarded Air Force One, of course, by way of a red carpet.

These actions show the sharp contrast between these two men: One, directing attention to others; the other, drawing all the attention to himself.

Marcia Dickinson.

Richmond.

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