Letters to the Editor

Letter: Congressional investigations

Republicans who supported the Jan. 6 insurrection call the House investigation illegitimate, a witch hunt. And so far many have refused to testify to what they know. This was an attempt to alter a U.S. presidential election by force! Goodbye, American democracy.

In contrast, Republicans held no fewer than eight congressional investigations of Benghazi — remember that? — where, tragically, four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador, died at the hands of radical Islamists in Libya. Republicans were trying to make a rather far-fetched case that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, was responsible, in order to damage her chances in the 2016 election. She voluntarily testified for 11 hours and they found nothing.

If the House Republicans who were recently subpoenaed — because they refused to testify voluntarily — comply with subpoenas and tell what they know, they will have a chance of recovering a small part of their honor and of being seen in history as patriots.

— Rick Wicks

Anchorage

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