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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: D.C. Collin Peterson at it again

Webster's definition of the verb "lie" is "to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive". Congressman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., has been a politician since the 1970s, and 30 years in the swamp in Washington, D.C., when he completes his current 15th term. That's a long time to hone his skills of comfortably telling untruths to his constituents.

In December and January, Peterson voted to deny President Trump funds to build a southern border barrier, despite President Trump defeating Hillary Clinton by 31 percent in western Minnesota, and despite the fact voters overwhelmingly want that southern border wall. On Jan. 21, Peterson contradicted his own voting record when he said on the radio Congress should, "give Trump the money." Did Peterson forget about his recent votes? Was he confused about the topic of discussion? Or, was Peterson attempting to appear a reasonable moderate willing to work with the President? One wonders, as two days later Peterson voted again to deny funding for the wall.

Recently, Peterson voted "yes" on House Joint Resolution 46, which seeks to terminate President Trump's recent national emergency declaration to fund and build the wall. Western Minnesotans deserve a constant, truthful representative.

Maj. Dave Hughes, Karlstad, is a 21-plus year U.S. Air Force active duty retired Iraq War veteran and was the 2016 and 2018 Republican Candidate for Congress for Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District.