Comparing cases of Hill, Kavanaugh
Sen. Joe Donnelly would be acting in the best interest of the people of Indiana by not voting to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh if the Senate holds a vote without an independent investigation of professor Christine Ford’s sexual assault allegations.
A similar situation is occurring in Indiana involving Attorney General Curtis Hill, who was recently accused of sexual misconduct. Almost immediately after the accusations were made, many state political leaders, including Gov. Eric Holcomb, sought Hill’s immediate resignation.
However, Hill correctly demanded that an independent investigation of the allegations must take place first, before any action is taken to remove him from high office. Fortunately, for the sake of the nation’s critical principle of due process, this investigation is under way.
I strongly recommend that Donnelly apply the principle now being followed to determine our attorney general’s future as a model for how the U.S. Senate should proceed regarding the matter now before it. Senators should vote on Kavanaugh’s suitability for the Supreme Court only after all the facts are known. No good purpose is ever served by a rush to judgment.
Road construction worth trouble
During the winter months, there were major pot hole issues along Nappanee Street and C.R. 6. Thanks to those areas getting black-topped, it is so much easier to drive, plus it looks so much better.
Having to drive during any construction is no fun, but when it’s all said and done, it makes a difference.
Also kudos for the lovely pink flowering baskets down on Main Street. Now if everyone would remove all the outdated garage-sale signs around town, that would also be appreciated.
Support Street, Forestry departments
There are a number of very good departments within the city. Two of these include the Street Department and the Forestry Department. Their efforts and those of their capable staff provide for safe streets, tree and ground maintenance, pedestrian walkways and sidewalks. Both departments are doing the very best they can with what manpower and equipment they have, but they could use more. And they deserve it.
I encourage the city council to be receptive to these department requests this year and to embrace the budgetary numbers put forth by them. They have proven that they do a fine job for the citizens of Elkhart and additional assistance will help maintain the quality of work.
Stand firm against Judge Kavanaugh
I’m writing as a voter, constituent and a woman. Brett Kavanaugh is not a viable or acceptable choice for the Supreme Court. He’s accused of sexual assault and his accuser has no reason to lie. She has evidence to back up her claims. I stand with Christine Ford.
And as if that’s not enough, Kavanaugh also committed perjury and has a troubling and puzzling financial record, and the Senate Republicans have refused to provide most of Kavanaugh’s records to the American people.
Sen. Todd Young and Sen. Joe Donnelly should not allow or participate in a vote on this nomination.
VA should hire veterans
New report came out that there are 45,000 unfilled positions at the Veterans Administration. Why aren’t job recruiters going to the homeless shelters and helping veterans get into these positions. No one knows veterans better than veterans. No veteran left behind!