I am in total agreement with the views expressed by Messrs. Mutz and Newman in the Sept. 25 issue of IBJ [Mutz: “I’m still a proud Republican, but we must defeat Trump”; Newman: “Hoosier Republicans should speak out against Trump”]. Donald Trump is a disgrace to the Republican Party and a threat to American democracy. The problem is, both gentlemen are former GOP office holders. Where is the current governor, our U.S. senators and the Indiana congressional delegation? Trump’s other countless obscenities aside, how can any public servant continue to support a candidate who calls on members of a neo-Nazi organization by name to “stand back and stand by”? The Anti-Defamation League considers the Proud Boys to be a violent, nationalistic, Islamophobic, transphobic and misogynistic hate group. Their members marched at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville [Virginia] and recently staged a pro-Trump rally in Portland where some showed up heavily armed.
What has happened to the GOP? Is there no limit to their complicity in this nightmare? At what point will all Americans say ENOUGH!?
R. Dale Ogden