THOSE of us with a remnant of hope in our hearts are celebrating the numbers of women elected to The House in the US and – somewhat flabbergasted – that it has taken this long for Native American women to be elected ("US political landscape more diverse as women and minorities make breakthrough", The Herald, November 8).

For Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland it must be like getting locked out of your home for a long time while strangers wreck it and fight over who gets to use up everything inside – then when you finally manage to find a small open window in the basement and battle your way into the main house , the wreckers give you a round of applause…

Should they now implement Donald Trump’s favourite policy and send "the invaders" home?

Amanda Baker,

Saughton Gardens, Edinburgh.