Representative French Hill, and Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, as my elected congressional representatives, I call you to speak out to denounce the embarrassing, inappropriate speech by President Trump to the Boy Scouts.
I am appalled by the tenor and content of the speech. He began with profanity. He moved on to derision of a former president, a political opponent, and the Congress. He bullied his own Cabinet member. He indulged in self-adulation. He told an anecdote about a wealthy man and the goings-on on his yacht that echoed the infamous Billy Bush tape.
I expect you to be moral standard-bearers, men of conscience, to speak out against the offensive and un-American behavior.
I’m a former troop secretary and proud mother of an Eagle Scout. CYNTHIA HOWINGTON