Re: the feb. 7 article "Unbowed by Trump, Democrats charge ahead with investigations."

President Trump called Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, "a political hack.” What is a "political hack?” That term describes a person who is part of the political party, and whose intentions are more aligned with party victory than personal conviction.

Rather than applying that term to Congressman Schiff, who is exercising his constitutional responsibilities, “political hack” more appropriately describes President Trump, his cronies in the Cabinet and, most of all, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. For example, did not McConnell prevent Merrick Garland, President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, from even getting a hearing in the Senate? Do not the Cabinet secretaries issue rollback after rollback of regulations, which serves their party’s political constituents? And does not the president play to his base every time he mentions “caravans” and “the wall?”

Ira Adler

Foothills

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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