Letter: The words of the Rev. Nathaniel Manderson

To the Editor:

Ordained American Baptist Churches minister, the Rev. Nathaniel Manderson, exposes the hypocrisy of the Evangelical nationalists in just a few sentences with this:

“A person of faith is not driven by fear, but by love. Grace is extended to the foreigner, forgiveness is offered to the prisoner, health care is offered to the sick, food is offered to the hungry and equality is offered to all.”

Amen.

Meanwhile, It’s pretty clear that the U.S. House Republicans never intended to make a good faith effort to find out what led up to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Leader Kevin McCarthy appointed two of his party’s most partisan members – Jim Jordan and Jim Banks – to the select committee in order to turn the hearing into a circus. Both immediately called the committee a partisan, political stunt.

McCarthy’s comments make it clear that they are trying to make this about Nancy Pelosi, and have no interest in a real investigation into what caused the riot. Republicans had a chance to vote for a bipartisan commission and voted it down.

The American people deserve better, but the Republican Party has lost its soul, and has no will to govern.

Richard Keslinke

Algonquin