Congress inconsistent


I am trying to make sense of congressional Republicans, who hold the majority in both the U.S. House and Senate. Maybe one of our own senators, Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins, can explain this: On the one hand, Republicans want immigrants to be subjected to a strict interpretation of immigration law; yet on the other, they want laws regarding spying on Americans to be relaxed so the president can say his activities are “legal” when they clearly are not.

Which is it?

Do they want the strict interpretation of the law? Fine, then start the impeachment process against this president, who readily admits to breaking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act law multiple times.

Do they want a more nuanced interpretation of the law? Then get rid of the race-baiting language, as personified by the Minutemen, that has permeated their campaign to outlaw illegal immigrants.

Dave Chirayath, Lewiston