Thursday, May 26, 2022

We need Republicans like Scott Herndon

| May 12, 2022 1:00 AM

Reductio ad Hitlerum. Jo Len Everhart’s recent letter used an offensive comparison to the Holocaust.

As a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired law enforcement officer who served as a senior special agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, I wish I could say that it would be the first time I’ve seen such a comparison.

Most Americans believe in the rule of law, but far-left ideas like open borders and defunding the police are becoming commonplace, even invading rural Idaho.

When my friend Scott Herndon told me that "Republican" Jim Woodward voted for driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, I lent my voice to Herndon's campaign.

Sen. Woodward simultaneously claims that he did not vote to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants but also that he did vote for it for the purpose of giving illegals the ability to purchase car insurance.

Illegal immigration is illegal. Full stop. We cannot ignore the crime, increased costs of government, and unequal tax burden for schools, health care, and public safety.

Idaho should not solve the issue by ignoring the law and treating illegals the same as legal residents. The solution is to demand the Federal government enforce the law.

With President Trump's border security, agents felt we were getting the support we needed. But, Biden’s administration and even “Republicans” like Jim Woodward are ignoring the problem at best and exacerbating the problem at worst. Republicans like Donald Trump and my personal friend Scott Herndon are the ones we need.


Hudson, Fla.