House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence have now said it is OK for the president to lie ("Trump (still) using Twitter bullhorn? Cue the media freakout," Dec. 2). I assume other Republicans will follow suit. Mr. Ryan has specifically said that the fact that the president-elect circulates misinformation (we used to call this propaganda) on social media is not a concern to him.
Republicans like Mr. Ryan are starting to believe that the end justifies the means. This is not the way to get things done. We shouldn't be promoting this kind of misinformation no matter how successful Donald Trump's campaign was. Mr. Ryan has money in his eyes and has failed to see that he is going to have a short term benefit rather than long term success.
The Republicans have put out a message that Democrats are whiners but the Republican's new message is that they are OK with lying. Sad.
I am asking Ohio Gov. John Kasich to stand up and show his values. He can help by providing his name as an alternative to the Electoral College and be a leader among the Republicans.
John Kasich, you are our only hope (and yes, that line is stolen from "Star Wars").
Mark Pinsley, Allentown, Pa.