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Word has come out on the QT that President Biden is planning to give Senate Democrat Joe Manchin’s wife, a plum federal position to help secure Joe’s vote on upcoming bills that come before the Senate.

I sure did not like it when former President Trump gave Mitch McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, a lucrative transportation secretary job. For your information, Chao’s family bought 10 transoceanic cargo ships from China, without a Republican ruckus as far as I know.

Then a maddening thing happened last month that is driving me crazy. Vice President Kamala Harris was a guest speaker at the Clinton Foundation for empowering women, and being hosted by Bill Clinton, a man who was accused of using his office to gain sexual favors.

My gosh, what is America leadership becoming? Americans should not be OK with quid pro quo to gain either wealth or sexual favors for a returned favor at taxpayers’ expense. As for Mrs. Harris, you are just wrong.

Last month, Republicans came down harder on Biden for having a Major (his dog)problem than they did with Matt Gaetz for having a major minor (underage sex traffic) problem. It makes me wonder if U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s September 2017 vote against the anti-human trafficking bill comes into play?

Wayne Halverson, Aitkin

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