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Kenneth Johnson, Barnesville, Minn., Published May 29 2013

Letter: Very high degree of Republican hypocrisy?

The two Republican senators and three Republican House members who voted against federal government disaster relief appropriations for Hurricane Sandy victims appear to be facing a dilemma.

Do they stand by their principles and conviction that such expenditures are inappropriate and unaffordable, or appear to demonstrate a very high level of hypocrisy by voting for such aid for Oklahoma tornado victims as compassionate conservatives only for victims who happen to be their constituent voters?