Congressman Dave Reichert’s excuses are old, tiresome and misleading

Editor,

He said, “If Congress begins to use its powers to rummage around in the tax returns of the president, what prevents Congress from doing the same to average Americans?”

Stop trying to scare us. My tax privacy is protected by law. The 1924 law Congress passed applies to individuals in the Executive branch, not private individuals, and it allows three different congressional committees — not the public — to look into a private tax return if there is suspicion of conflicts of interest in the executive branch. Well, there is suspicion of conflict of interest in the executive branch.

I am tired of the lame excuse about Congress not having the right or Congress overstepping its bounds. Congress has the right. They made a law to have the right. Now use it. It is time to stop protecting the most unfit excuse of a president who ever got the job without getting the popular vote. We are watching you, sir. Watching you, talking about you, and spreading the word. All about you…

I sure wish congress protected me the way you protect Trump.

MICHELLE STRAKA

North Bend

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