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Your Opinion: Elected officials must meet ‘basic criteria’

May 16, 2022 at 3:55 a.m.

Mike Barnhill

Ashland

Dear Editor:

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on May 10 that he would not vote for Donald Trump in 2024 if the Republican former president runs again.

"Any elected official needs to meet some basic criteria. They need to put the country over self. They need to have a certain level of integrity and principle. They need to be able to reach across the aisle and bring people together and unite the country. Donald Trump doesn't meet those marks for me," he said.

I believe Mr. Esper's words speak volumes of truth and need to be heard by every person able to vote in the 2024 presidential election.

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