Letter: The absurdities never cease

(Ross D. Franklin | AP file photo) Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Goodyear, Ariz.

I thought I’d seen as absurd as absurd can be with this election. I just spent the better part of three months in my home state of Utah, returning just this week. The defenses of voting for Trump that I heard among many friends and family members were along the lines of, “Well, we don’t really like him,” “He tweets too much,” or even “He’s an idiot...” but there was always a “but”: But he’s better than Biden, but we support his judges, but Biden is more corrupt, etc.

Then I read with incredulity today that Sen. Mike Lee, rallying a crowd of mostly Latter-day Saint voters in Arizona, encouraged voters to think of Trump as Captain Moroni. Lee said, like Moroni, “[Trump] seeks not the praise of the world... but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people.” To invoke a hero of LDS scripture to praise Trump, a well-documented liar, philanderer, fraud and cheat, not only insults active Latter-day Saints, but makes Sen. Lee a fool and someone so craven he will say absolutely anything and wrap himself in faux-righteousness to do so. Shame on him.

Brady Young, Washington, D.C.

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