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Butler County Sheriff to former presidents: 'America needs your help'

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 14:23:36-05

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — A local sheriff is calling on two former presidents for help rectifying “the extreme divide between our Democratic and Republican parties.”

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said he sent letters to former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama tweeting Tuesday, “We need their help now!”


In the letters, Jones urges Bush and Obama to form a group to travel throughout the country “to show that we can unify and communicate civilly.”

The sheriff’s request comes one month after parts of the federal government shut down on Dec. 22 with no end in sight.

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“The country needs the two of you to show the American people that our political parties can get along even if opinions differ,” Jones wrote to the former presidents. “We are a great nation with a history of great leaders. The people need to hear from you. America needs your help.”