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To the Editor

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All else is diversion.

Here is a list of our congresspeople to whom the National Rifle Association has given money directly, and for whom they have spent on their behalf—through Oct. 4, 2017 (The New York Times): (All are Republican. The first Democrat is No. 41 on the list.)

Senate

John McCain (Ariz.) $7,740,521

Richard Burr (N.C.) 6,986,620

Roy Blunt (Mo.) 4,551,146

Thom Tillis (N.C.) 4,418,012

Cory Gardner (Colo.) 3,879,064

Marco Rubio (Fla.) 3,303,355

Joni Ernst (Iowa) 3,124,273

Rob Portman (Ohio) 3,061,941

Todd Young (Ind.) 2,896,732

Bill Cassidy (La.) 2,861,047

House

French Hill (Ark.) $1,089,477

Ken Buck (Colo.) 800,544

David Young (Iowa) 707,662

Mike Simpson (Idaho) 385,731

Greg Gianforte (Mont.) 344,630

Don Young (Alaska) 245,720

Lloyd Smucker (Pa.) 221,736

Bruce Poliquin (Maine) 201,398

Pete Sessions (Texas) 158,111

Barbara Comstock (Va.) 137,232

Shame, shame, shame on them!

My fellow neighbors, why don’t we crowd-source an effort to raise the c. $150,000 to list in a full-page ad in The New York Times those who suspend (sell) their conscience?

Norman R. Klein, Ph. D.

Westport