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Mightn’t it be a little late for Kerry to divest?

Re “Kerrys to divest for new job” (Page A2, Jan. 24): I guess that we should be glad that Senator Kerry and his wife plan to divest from stock holdings that could be construed as causing a conflict of interest in his role as secretary of state. But shouldn’t we be concerned that he hadn’t done so long ago in his position of chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee? Surely his actions, leadership, and votes in that politically powerful position were vulnerable to the same conflicts of interest. The rules that govern investments by members of Congress may need a drastic overhaul.

Marguerite

Rosenthal

Jamaica Plain

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