Letter to the editor: Kansas tainted

To the editor:

Ashli Babbit died storming the halls of Congress because she was convinced the election was fraudulent, that Donald Trump had been cheated. She believed this because, after all, hadn’t the attorneys general from 16 states (including Derek Schmidt from Kansas) joined the Texas lawsuit to have electors thrown out? And hadn’t a dozen senators (including Roger Marshall from Kansas) pledged to try to overturn this rigged election? And so, Ashli Babbit died, shot through the chest for believing lies.

After 50, then 60, court cases, Schmidt and Marshall knew Babbit’s beliefs were false, yet they pretended otherwise. They said they were just representing the views of their constituents, but how dare they defile their oaths of office by dragging truth through the mud of lies just to satisfy political ambitions. Ashli Babbit’s blood is now on their hands.

But even worse, it is also on all of our hands, for they represent us. When historians study this insurrection, they will see that Kansas was one of the states that tossed fuel onto the fire. They will see the names of Derek Schmidt and Roger Marshall, and they will shake their heads in disbelief. Those two have just earned their legacies. They have also tainted the reputations of all Kansans. Shame!

Larry Carter,

Lawrence

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