Letter to the editor: Standing up for decency

To the editor:

I’ve disagreed with most of what Rep. Jake LaTurner has done and stood for during his time in office, particularly his odious falsehoods about President Joe Biden and border security. But there is no denying that LaTurner stood up for freedom and decency April 20 in voting to resume aid to Ukraine in that country’s desperate struggle against the murderous and rapacious invading forces of Russia.

Sad to say, his fellow Kansas representatives, Tracey Mann and Ron Estes, voted against. Apparently they, and the sizable portion of Kansans they represent, are pro-Vladimir Putin and the unprovoked documented atrocities he has visited on an innocent country. Shame on Mann and Estes for siding with the enemies of the U.S and our allies.

Thank you also to Sharice Davids for siding with honor and decency, not to mention common sense, as she always has. Davids, along with Gov. Laura Kelly, gives me hope yet that Kansas hasn’t entirely surrendered to the swinish vulgarity of people like Mann, Estes, Sen. Roger Marshall, and so much of today’s GOP.

Gary Henry,



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