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Letter: In defense of House rebels

Angela Cross, of Post Falls, writes the following in defense of Congressman Raul Labrador and the House Freedom Caucus that toppled House Speaker John Boehner:

Let’s talk facts. Sixty-two percent of Republicans feel betrayed by their party because the party has ignored the promises made to us. They are not upset because the Republicans have not compromised but because they will not stand up for all the issues that are so important to us. Speaker Boehner promised he would change how the House operates and be more inclusive. Shortly after Boehner was reelected Speaker, Congressman Labrador and eight other conservative leaders in the House helped found the Freedom Caucus to ensure that the Speaker followed through on his promises. Since then they have grown to about 40 members who strive to be the voice for the countless Republicans who feel they have been betrayed. More here.

Question: 62 percent of Republicans feel betrayed by their party? Seriously?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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