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Letter: Gutless Sens. Hoeven and Cramer voted against ND native's federal bench appointment

Simonson writes, "Sadly, our own senators, John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, could not get past their own egos and the Republican Party to vote for one of their own."

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With the recent Senate confirmation of Saralya Nagala as first Indian American judge in Connecticut North Dakotans should be proud! We have one of our own, born, raised and educated in Oakes, N.D., nominated and confirmed to such a dignified and important position. Sadly, our own senators, John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, could not get past their own egos and the Republican Party to vote for one of their own.

Saralya and her family are outstanding North Dakota and U.S. citizens. Her parents, as doctors, have dedicated their lives to taking care of North Dakotans. My guess is Hoeven and Cramer just stuck with their Republican status quo and voted no without doing any research. They probably had no idea they were voting against one of their own.

It’s time to wake up people of North Dakota and realize that both Hoeven and Cramer do not make their own decisions. They are not representing the people of North Dakota. It’s a shame. I voted for Hoeven for governor and thought he was a good governor. Since he’s become a senator, I can’t say the same thing.

Janel Simonson lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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