Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sen. Leach Took the Low Road with His Tweet

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sen. Leach Took the Low Road with His Tweet

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I'm a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, but I was appalled to read of state Sen. Daylin Leach's tweet describing Donald Trump as a "fascist, loofa-faced .... gibbon" ("State Senator Says Reaction to Tweet 'Beyond Anything I Could Have Imagined,' " Feb. 11). If someone on the other end of the ideological spectrum had described Barack Obama in that way, millions of people would have been rightfully outraged.

During his presidency, Donald Trump will likely continue to implement policies with which I strongly disagree. But policies can be reversed by future administrations. To my mind, an even greater long-term threat to our nation from Mr. Trump's actions, words and attitudes is a corroding and weakening of those conventions that have allowed us to live in a stable, civil society. …

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