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Find it hard to believe Rep. Luther would stand by Frank Guinta

To The Daily Sun,

I supported Frank Guinta the three times he ran for Congress. I thought the illegal contribution from his parents wasn't true. I still don't understand why it took so long for the Federal Election Commission to resolve this case.
I now believe Rep. Guinta should resign. He is an embarrassment to our party and will never be respected again yet he people of New Hampshire.
I am not happy that the governor will probably appoint a Democrat to replace him if he decides to resign. If that happens I believe at least it will be someone that is honest and will represent New Hampshire the way it should be.
I am very disappointed that Rep. Bob Luther of Laconia thinks it is premature to call for Guinta's resignation. He criticized Sen. Ayotte for calling for Guinta's resignation. He thinks Sen. Ayotte should be the first to resign because of the FRM scandal of years ago. I find it hard to believe Rep. Luther would stand by someone when the majority of the people of New Hampshire believe Rep. Guinta is guilty of a crime. The difference is Sen. Ayotte was never found guilty of any crime in the FRM the case.
I hope the people of Laconia remember his stance on this issue in the next election.
Say good-bye, Mr. Guinta.

L. Michael Hatch

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Image she's one of those Republicans hopeful Guinta can't document

To The Daily Sun,

A better headline for the Tuesday edition of The Sun might better have read, "MANY Local Republicans hopeful that Guinta can document claims." It has been nearly two years since Jennifer Horn was not-so-warmly received by a meeting of the Belknap County Republicans. Many attendees complained bitterly of the lack of decent candidates the state Republican Committee was finding and backing to run for state and national office.

Frank Guinta was one of those who got less than complimentary remarks. Congressman Guinta himself, when he was a keynote speaker for a subsequent Belknap County Republicans meeting, admitted to making some mistakes in his voting record in his previous term in the U.S. Congress. An examination of Page 116 of the Gilford 2014 Town report indicates eight write-ins for some other candidates than Guinta or Shea-Porter. Of those write-ins, perhaps more Republicans than Democrats found the choice given them no choice at all?

Most recently Congressman Guinta refused to respond to his constituent's inquiries as to his position on the vote for funding Homeland Security without a pledge by the president to end illegal efforts to support the continuing invasion of criminal aliens. Then he voted to fund that which contains more provisions to provide asylum to more and more Muslims from Africa and Southwest Asia. No provisions for ending what occurred with the Tsarnaevs, allowed to return to where they were so persecuted they would be killed if they returned. But after they returned to Asia for Jihadist training they were welcomed back into the U.S. with no screening as to what they had left the country for. Frank voted to fund more homeland insecurity.

More recently Congressman Guinta sent out a two page e-mail detailing the debate over reauthorizing the Patriot Act and what the issues are over the USA Freedom Act that would restore some of the Fourth Amendment rights Frank took away from his constituency when he voted for the Patriot Act. But he gave away his vote on the USA Freedom Act by not even mentioning the bill in his e-mail.

Many Republicans are grateful that the 1st District is at least represented in Congress by a Republican, the better of two evils? Yet Congressman Guinta has done little to inspire confidence in many of his core constituency Republicans with his performance and lack of clear communication on the issues since returning to Congress.

Phony screened call-in Town Hall Meetings are hardly going to be accepted as communicating with his constituency on issues he does not want to discuss. Issues that many Republicans are concerned about that may not advance the congressman's political ambitions.

Over the weekend Sen. Kelly Ayotte was interviewed on WMUR. She was asked if the congressman should resign. She basically threw him under the bus responding, "Only time will tell ..." In my opinion I would count Sen. Ayotte as one of those Republicans not so hopeful that Guinta can document his claims. Republicans desperately need to impugn the integrity of Hillary Clinton on Benghazi, e-mails, and a uranium deal. A lot of them are not going to want any lack of integrity baggage hanging around in the Republican membership of the U.S. Congress as the 2016 election plays out.

On the same day The Sun posted this headline, the Guinta scandal hit the national AP radio news. We can count on Fox News to soon report a fair and balanced version of the congressman's situation.

Tim Sullivan


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