In­ap­pro­pri­ate speech

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

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

Lit­tle Rock

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