Letter: Apology should follow court rulingThe ruling of the Minnesota Supreme Court to dismiss the petition to remove me from office has clearly revealed the political motivation behind this recall effort.
By: Deb Roschen, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
The ruling of the Minnesota Supreme Court to dismiss the petition to remove me from office has clearly revealed the political motivation behind this recall effort. The chief justice’s dismissal order pointed out the obvious: in order to remove a commissioner from office, the petitioners must prove a commissioner violated state law in the exercise of their elected duties.
As the judge stated in her order, I did not violate any laws, whatsoever. She also pointed to the subdivision in state law that clearly and explicitly directs that a commissioner cannot be removed because some people disagree with the commissioner’s politics.
This political attack and the ensuing circus it created in Wabasha County was promoted and powered by two former commissioners, Tom Dwelle and Donald Springer, as well as Bill McMillin and Maren Holst. While I won’t be holding my breath for an apology from these individuals for their behavior I can only hope they begin to do right to the people of our county and reimburse the taxpayers for the unnecessary costs they imposed on us.
Margaret Thatcher summed this type of conduct up best when she said, “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
Thank you to my family and friends. I have truly been blessed by your encouragement and support.
Deb Roschen serves on the Wabasha County Board.