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Senators’ votes shameful

Isn’t it interesting that both of our senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, voted to confirm Debo Adegbile for the Department of Justice?

Here is a man who not only represented a convicted murderer of a police officer (who shot the officer in the back and then in the face) but advocated for his release. Shame on our two senators.

By the way, not a word in the March 6 Spokesman-Review article about how Murray and Cantwell voted.

Bob Loweree

Spokane Valley


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