Letters to the Editor

Rubio lacks candor

When asked about the seemingly endless dysfunction and notoriety engulfing the White House, Senator Marco Rubio responded by suggesting that, among other things, President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and sharing of highly classified intelligence (with the Russians) were “unnecessary friction points.”

Not since the phrase “alternative facts” was introduced into the political lexicon has there been a more disingenuous explanation of the president’s job performance.

The key driver behind appointing a special counsel to investigate ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials was not a friction point, unnecessary or otherwise. Rubio went on to say that he does not understand “why people are that shocked,” referring to the unconventional manner in which Trump discharges the duties of the President. He said that’s what the American people voted for.

The majority of the electorate most certainly would take issue with that claim. They did not vote for a president whose ignorance of issues and lack of self-control render him unable to effectively govern.

Jim Paladino, Tampa