White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently stated on “Fox and Friends” that “The president wants this process to come to a vote because that’s what’s supposed to happen in every single one of these instances where someone is nominated, they go before, they have a hearing, and then the senators vote on it.”
On the Merrick Garland nomination, to give a sense of how unprecedented that was: Between 1866 and 2016—150 years—never once did a Senate refuse to seat a president's nominee for the Supreme Court. Why was the Grand Old Party unable to work with a half black, centrist moderate American like Obama with impeccable family values, and who was never under a plethora of state or federal criminal investigations? What does the support of Trump by Gov. Susana Martinez, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and NM GOP Chairman Ryan Cangialosi say about their judgment and character? #MAGA2018
Brian Fejar, Albuquerque
The election season is upon us again, with all its attendant hyperbole and nonsensical accusations [Alibi v27 i38].
Abbas Akhil (running in House District 20) moans about early childhood education and the next generational science standards. He then proclaims that, “There is something disturbing about the anti-intellectual feel of the Republican party, about the denial of science.” This is rubbish, and I think candidate Akhil knew it when he said it. Nobody in any party is anti-intellectual, nor is anyone denying science—depending of course on how one chooses to define “intellectual” and “science.”
I find it curious that Akhil, an engineer, is—apparently—incapable of recognizing design in all living things: plants, animals and human. Design is all around him. All he has to do is open his eyes and look.
Steven Dapra, Albuquerque
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