Sen. Mitt Romney,

Over time, my assessment of you has improved as I saw times when you stood up to your party to speak with integrity rather than blind party obedience. So I was discouraged and disappointed when you announced your intention to support the diluting of the balance in the Supreme Court.

I think it’s a bad choice that can have ramifications for you, your party, the court and the country.

I think of the case of Rudy Giuliani, who had a good reputation when he dealt with the 911 attack and has now become the stooge of the current White House occupant and the conduit of Russian smear info.

If there is a John McCain Award for Patriotism someday, you will not compete as well as you would if you stood up against what you know as a crooked move. Don’t listen to your fellow Utah senator, because he has much chance of getting the award as Trump does.

On a broader scale, I expect the voters of all the states who currently have people in the

Congress will make some adjustments in this election. I did when I cancelled my “R” affiliation after many years. It will not change much since I will continue to vote for the best person and not a party.

Ben Williams, Salt Lake City