Letters to the Editor

Rubio’s flip-flop

Donald Trump’s childish, contemptuous epithets for detractors, and even some supporters, should be deplored. But his often-repeated epithet for Sen. Marco Rubio, “Little Marco,” has one unintended connotation that seems unfortunately apt.

It is an understatement to attach the phrase “small-minded” to Rubio’s recent opposition to a federal judicial candidate whom he had supported, Mary Barzee Flores (Rubio blocks confirmation of judge he recommended, June 5).

Extreme political partisanship is almost always small-minded, and Rubio’s degeneration into opposing Flores just because she is not decidedly right-wingish will stand as a shameful keynote of his legacy as he prepares to leave office.

Ronald Newman,