Roskam wife sends letter to supporters: ‘I am so proud of Peter.’

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SHARE Roskam wife sends letter to supporters: ‘I am so proud of Peter.’

U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam’s wife sent a letter to supporters on Sundayproclaiming “I am so proud of Peter” less than a week after her husband received the unwelcome news that a congressional ethics inquiry would not drop its probe of a trip the Roskams took to Taiwan in 2011.

The letter focuses not on the ethics panel decision but on her husband’s decision against taking action in Syria.

“When it came time for him to take a position on the developing situation in Syria, he did not take the responsibility lightly. He didn’t want to rush to judgment or decide on a whim,” his wife, Elizabeth Roskam wrote.

The ethics panel is looking into the funding source for the couple’s trip to Taiwan at a time when their daughter was teaching there.

U.S. Rep. Roskam told the Sun-Times last week that he had vetted the trip with the ethics panel before taking the trip.

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