Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
Letter to the editor writer (Dec. 31) Brad Marsh must get his misinformation directly from Trump Tower. His latest assault on reality portrays President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet nominations as “bad choices." Americans should be relieved to enter the new year and new administration’s term with competent and honest people at the helm. Let’s take a brief look at the last four years in order to get some perspective.
Transportation: Elaine Chao is Mitch McConnell’s wife, her family is wealthy and owns a large transportation company.
Education: Betsy DeVos, with no education credentials, has done more to undermine public education than any of her predecessors by using tax dollars to fund private and religious schools.
Energy: Rick Perry thought the department was a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry. He admitted knowing nothing about it and ran it that way. He left just as he was being investigated for coercing Ukrainian officials to benefit his campaign donors.
Interior, Agriculture and HHS: Zinke, Perdue and Price all resigned while under allegations of a variety of potentially illegal actions. All investigations were terminated by firing the investigators before formal charges were brought.
Trump’s EPA has dismantled any attempts to keep our air and water supply safe. His Department of Justice has been nothing but a promoter of injustice. The hollowed out State Department has stabbed allies in the back and made the world less safe and stable. There’s the unethical deeds of Trump family members who have profited from this corrupt presidency. The deadly mishandling of the COVID pandemic is still making daily headlines.
Thankfully, the Biden administration is being staffed by people with experience and integrity. Let’s give them our full support as they work to build back a better America. Happy New Year!