McConnell has forgotten those asked to defend our Capitol

On this Memorial Day weekend, we should never forget those who have died defending our great country. This includes Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick who was killed in the insurrection by the mob on Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol.

So what did Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell say shortly after the insurrection and death of Brian Sicknick? Many initially were surprised and saw some hope in Mitch as he stated the following, “There’s no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.”

Furthermore, Mitch said, a full accounting of D.C. insurrection is in order and McConnell’s office released the following statement which I could not agree more with:

“Jan. 6 was a disgrace. American citizens attacked their own government. They used terrorism to try to stop a specific piece of domestic business they did not like. Fellow Americans beat and bloodied our own police. They stormed the Senate floor. They tried to hunt down the speaker of the House. They built a gallows and chanted about murdering the vice president. They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth because he was angry because he had lost an election. Former President Trump’s actions that preceded the riot were a disgraceful – disgraceful - dereliction of duty.”

Then on May 27, the spineless senator pleads to the GOP senators – flips and flops like a fish out of water – and requests “to do me a favor” and vote to kill the bipartisan bill to investigate the insurrection. What a slap in the face to the Capitol Police. This is shameful.

Obviously, it is time for this 79-year-old senator to resign. He has seen his better days. I think his actions are truly appalling and disgraceful.

Allan Poikonen

Elizabethtown

Israeli’s attacks also target news organizations

The news article published Friday, May 21, “Israel, Hamas agree to end 11-day war,” mentioned that 12 Israelis and 230 Palestinians were killed. The article failed to mention that Israel used F-35 fighters, our most advanced, that were mostly paid for by U.S. taxpayers.

Although the article came from the Associated Press, it failed to mention that Israel bombed the Al Jala tower which housed several media outlets including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. This was reported by The Intercept and can be found at the link bityl.com/702J.

Israel is waging a war on Palestine and press coverage of the war.

James Troy

Elizabethtown

(3) comments

Linda

Mr. Troy needs to send us a link from a credible news source, not Fake News Intercept. This is typical of Islamic terrorists like Hamas to use a news building as a shield from Israel defending itself from terrorist rockets. Islamic terrorists have been known to launch their rockets against Israeli civilians from mosques. In fact, it's quite common for them to do that. Besides, if anything, the Fake News Islamist AP was probably in bed with Hamas.

JAMESTROY

OOPS! The Intercept link is

https://theintercept.com/2021/05/18/gaza-journalists-israel-palestine-attacks/

JAMESTROY

also

https://www.mintpressnews.com/press-freedom-violations-explode-israel-cracks-down/277664/

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