April 6, 2018
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: The swamp
So much for draining the swamp, I guess. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt may still enjoy (as of this writing) the confidence of his boss, but the stench around him continues to rise. It can’t be too long, surely, before Trump turns on this one too, as he has so many before.
Are you not bothered by the corruption, Congressman? Does it not disturb you that a sitting president of the United States continues to reject transparency around his business interests? That he appoint his daughter and son-in-law to high government positions and allows them to use those positions to further their financial interests? That so many members of his cabinet have been forced to resign or have been fired as a result of their feeding at the government trough and abusing the privilege of their office?
If you are not bothered by such things, I need to ask: Why not? Is it not incumbent on you to honor the trust placed in you by those who elected you? If you are not involved in corruption yourself—and I sincerely hope, for your own sake, that you are not!—are you not even so complicit in corruption if you condone that of others?
On the other hand, if you are indeed bothered by the growing evidence of corruption in high places, do you not owe it to yourself and your constituents to speak out forthrightly against it? Alas, I have not heard a whisper.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.