Jan. 9 To the Editor:

I am writing this letter to express my utter frustration at what is going on in Washington right now. The behavior of the President and the Republican Party is mind boggling. How much is the country expected to endure at the hands of an unqualified, unstable, unethical Commander in Chief? How long will Mitch McConnell be allowed to sit in front of legislation by a duly elected representative Congress to reopen the government without putting it forward? How can he be allowed to do this? Yes, clearly, I'm frustrated. America has become a laughing stock on the world stage, our government is in partial shutdown, our aeronautical safety is jeopardized and our national parks are becoming garbage heaps. And our criminal President rants like a lunatic about a wall that 60 percent of Americans don't want. I ask Senators Hassan and Shaheen, as a constituent and concerned American, what can be done and what is being done to reopen our government and return ethics, morality and dignity to American democracy?

Greg VanDam

Portsmouth