Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Rep. Thompson absent GOP rival

It is satisfying to read among this newspaper’s letters to the editor the news that our congressman, Glenn Thompson, has deigned to leave the Capitol to visit us proles in the 5th District.

But I wonder: During Thompson’s many open Q&A events, has no one dared to ask his honor to provide an on-the-record comment on the Dennis Hastert scandal?

How does Thompson explain how a former teacher and congressman from Yorkville, Ill., amassed millions without being on the Clinton Foundation staff?

While our Congress is in recess, Thompson is likely hawking President Barack Obama and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s legislative priorities: the Trans-Pacific trade agreement, the Export-Import Bank and the importation of more workers to depress wages.

Thompson’s much ballyhooed bipartisanship is terrible for the American people. What will be the return on investment for him and his staff?

Is there no citizen patriot from Cameron to Venango, from Bradford to Titusville who will challenge Thompson in next year’s Republican primary? Our nation’s children and grandchildren desperately need us to unseat our bipartisan Beltway kleptocracy.

John Groenveld

State College

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