Credit where it’s due
Re “Overshadowed, two women made difference,” July 29
I suggest that we put all 21 female senators in a room together, and within a very short period of time they will come up with a workable and fair healthcare bill that will be passed on a bipartisan basis.
I have long said that we need more women in Congress in order to break the untenable cycle of inaction.
Busy working moms don’t have time to mess around. They will get the job done. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins have shown us the way.
Dianne Gorsey Sherman Oaks
To anyone who still believes women are illsuited to positions of leadership because they tend toward more emotionality than men, I would point to Exhibit A: the temper tantrums of President Trump and his hot-headed advisors vs. the calm and reason of the female senators who voted down the ill-thought-out GOP healthcare proposals in spite of pressure and threats from bullying males.
We need many more women in positions of power.
Nancy da Silveira
Finally, a media outlet that acknowledges that GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine denied the sham of a healthcare bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky tried to surreptitiously force-feed to Americans.
And while we must applaud Sen. John McCain of Arizona’s efforts to cast his vote, the votes cast by these two women were the decider.
It is also interesting to note that, although validating the importance of the votes by the two women senators, McCain is lauded for his vote on the front page of The Times, whereas Sens. Murkowski and Collins were relegated to page A9.
Rodney K. Boswell
Your headline says that in the latest healthcare vote, Murkowski and Collins have been “overshadowed.” Overshadowed by whom? The Times buried this article in the middle of Section A, while placing McCain on the first page.
Who showed more courage? The women did. So acknowledge them: Put them on the front page.
SENS. SUSAN COLLINS, left, and Lisa Murkowski f lank President Trump. The two cast key votes against the Senate GOP healthcare bill.