Letters to the Editor

Rep. Clyburn owes the public an apology

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn's characterization of those of us who choose to base our opinions on facts as "stupid" demonstrates something about him and suggests he feels safe in his sinecure.

I wonder how he would characterize elected representatives who vote for legislation they have neither read nor understand?

It is clear that there is no evidence, now or when he made the statement, to support his opinion that there is a casual connection between the Tucson, Ariz., shootings and the political rhetoric in Nevada. It appears unlikely that any such evidence will surface.

I think Clyburn owes us an apology.

Francis Newton St. Helena Island

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