In her letter (May 23), Laurel Libby claimed that Sen. Ned Claxton voted out of fear on the vaccine issue. Sen. Claxton is a physician and voted on a major public health issue — a controversial issue.

No matter how he voted, some of his constituents would have been unhappy.

I, for one, am grateful to have his medical experience and knowledge as a resource in Augusta.

I appreciate Sen. Claxton’s integrity and thoughtfulness.

Jane Pentheny, Poland

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