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Opinion and Engagement Director David Plazas spoke with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

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Sen. Lamar Alexander’s former chief of staff rebuts guest column that his former boss had acquiesced to President Donald Trump’s whims.

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  • Tom Ingram, former chief of staff to U. S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

Re: “Sen. Lamar Alexander leaves office under a cloud for enabling Trump’s excesses,” by Roy Neel, former deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton.

An open letter to Roy Neel:

Roy, thanks for your letter to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, published in this space Oct. 29. 

As you probably would have advised your former boss, President Bill Clinton, if a staffer had written a similar critique of him during his various scandals, I’ve advised Lamar personally to ignore your arrogant, partisan remarks and let me respond