Re: “Boehner should step down” (letter, 10-18).
It is absolutely outrageous that this slanderous letter was published. There isn’t any significant proof that House Speaker John Boehner knowingly “lied to America,” and the letter writer doesn’t present any.
The situation in Washington was fluid throughout the government shutdown. Nobody knows what Boehner knew at the time he stated “I don’t have the votes” (to pass a clean continuing resolution) on a Sunday talk show. The letter writer quoted an ABC/Jonathan Karl news report which stated that anonymous independent sources told him the votes were there. Karl did not accuse …