(Re: “Rep. Grothman accused of ‘malign[ing] a civil rights leader’ at MLK event at RC,” Jan. 18, 2018) I wasn’t as familiar with the views of Rep. Glenn Grothman as I should be, so your front-page article in the January 18, 2018, issue was helpful.  

     An article a week later in my local newspaper — The Washington Post — was also helpful.

     It quoted him as saying at a town hall in Omro that he would “rather shut down the government rather than go down the path of ruining America. ...”

     ... The end of America? Who knew?

— Gary Yerkey
Washington, D.C.

     To read the entire letter, see the Feb. 8, 2018 edition of the The Ripon Commonwealth Press.