October 23, 2017
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher,
101 Main Street #380
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Re: Third World?
You’re probably delighted by today’s headline in the New York Times, suggesting that the congressional inquiries into Russian interference in the 2016 elections are being threatened by partisan politics.
I myself am appalled. As I’ve said before in my letters, the Cold War did not end in the fall of the Berlin wall, nor indeed the collapse of the Soviet Union. It continues to this day. And thanks to our long period of self-congratulation, denial, and neglect, the Russians are winning.
Last year’s attack on our electoral system was unquestionably an act of cyber war. Yet because Trump “won” the election, he is content to do nothing about it. Because Republicans dominate in the House and Senate, they are content to do nothing about it.
When does this stop? At what point will those in power in this country take action to respond to Putin and his mignons? At what point, if ever, do we step back into our leadership position in the world? Far from “making America great again,” Trump and his administration are rapidly diminishing our reputation, our power, our honor as a country.
And you, Congressman, are an enabler of this disgraceful desertion of responsibility. At this rate, we'll soon be joining the Third World.
Peter Clothier, Ph.D.