Too much finger pointing between political parties
Dec. 30, 2017 at 4:27 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
For the privileged few - texting sensitive and classified government information, settling inappropriate sexual lawsuits, selling restrictive material to the Russians, enlisting unlawful and biased foreign help to defame or aid yourself or your opponent - are evidently OK as I have not seen any of these deeds made into charges.
It appears that if you are under the federal government umbrella of protection, criminal charges are not going to happen. Hopefully, the Flint scandal and where it leads will be a turning point, as he was a government employee during part of his misdeeds.
If you or I disclosed or did any of these atrocities, we would be serving time in Leavenworth or shamed to the point of being a recluse for the remainder of our days.
The point is that the power and money of some of our officials elected to federal positions seems unfair.
There have been a lot of investigations lately on these issues, with not much headway. Our representatives and senators are tied up in investigations, and that leaves little time for them to focus on urgent matters.
These allegations and poor behaviors have been a major distraction in us moving forward. It is causing finger-pointing from both major parties. Destructive behavior.
Don Cook, Port Lavaca