Letters to the Editor

House seat belongs to voters, not to Rep. McKean

With regard to Adam Sullivan’s column on April 26 (“Make the GOP great again”) discussing state Rep. Andy McKean changing his party affiliation, I believe he missed the most important point. That Iowa House seat McKean occupies belongs not to him, but to the people of his district.

Certainly a minority, and probably a majority, of his votes in the last election were cast due to him running as a Republican. If he wishes to change parties now, the honorable and ethical thing to do is to resign and run as a Democrat in a replacement election. McKean seems to believe the House seat belongs to him to do with what he wants. This shows a certain arrogance, and a lack of respect for democratic values.

Dan McGrail

Cedar Rapids

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