Letters to the Editor

Barr silent on Trump’s racism

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr

Just before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the president of the United States used a profanity to express vile, racist views. His contrast between the white Norwegians he wants as immigrants and the Africans from “s---hole” countries he wants to exclude makes his racism obvious.

And what does Andy Barr say about all this? Total silence. Instead of acting as a moral authority and expressing, on behalf of the citizens of the 6th Congressional District, a rejection of the racist, hateful words of the president, Barr says nothing.

We need brave, independent leaders in Congress. With his silence, Barr has proven that’s clearly not him.

Mark Swanson