To The Editor:

In December I sent letters to Sen. Josh Hawley, Congressman Blaine Leutkemeyer and my Missouri state representative, John Simmons. Each has participated in challenges to the results to the presidential election.

I asked them to make a public statement that Joe Biden won the election fair and square. I haven’t heard back from any of them. Neither have I seen or heard any public statement from them about the fairness of the election.

So I’m asking them again. Please send a statement to The Missourian saying the election was fair and that Joe Biden won.

Democracy suffers when politicians are afraid to tell the truth.

Charlie Toben

Washington