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Letter: Being a patriot

  • Author: Christopher Schnell
    | Opinion
  • Updated: November 18
  • Published November 18

Being a patriot means doing something because it’s the right thing to do for your country — especially when you don’t want to do it. Somewhere along the line, our president seems to have forgotten that. I say that as an independent voter who has voted for Republicans in this great state of Alaska.

The abuses of power at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are so frequent that it is difficult to keep track, whether it is the Ukraine phone call, undermining the Mueller investigation, or attacking Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient.

Congress should carry out its legal duty to investigate mishandling of foreign policy matters and undermining our election system. It has no choice but to hold the president accountable. If Congress fails to do so, it will undermine America’s credibility and threaten national security. I call on Alaska’s congressional delegation, and all other members of Congress, to see the current inquiry through.

— Christopher Schnell

Anchorage

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