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Letter: In impeachment aftermath, a sorry state of affairs

In impeachment aftermath, a sorry state of affairs

To the Editor:

I must start by saying that I am truly saddened by the events of the last several months. It is remarkable that we have gotten to the point that the House of Representatives felt it had no other option but to impeach the president for enlisting the aid of a foreign government in the 2020 election. We have heard witnesses testify, under oath, of the very things that our Founding Fathers feared – it fell on deaf ears.

Now that there has been an impeachment and acquittal in the Senate, I would like the Senate to realize that they have just voted themselves out of a job. Hundreds of bills are sitting in a ‘drawer’ in Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk that have been passed by the House. So exactly what is the Senate doing, besides giving the president the power to do and say anything he wants? He now feels emboldened and knows that no one will hold him accountable for his actions. Pack your bags and go home, you are no longer relevant. He has become exactly what he has always wanted, a king. No one in this country should be allowed that much power.

He is now exacting his revenge on Lt. Col. Alex Vindman and Gordon Sondland, who testified to the impeachment committee under subpoena and spoke the truth. Who is next? Oh yes, Vindman's brother Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman. Because of the president’s rhetoric and his constant bullying tactics, these individuals no longer feel that right matters.

As a country, our word is no longer our bond. Where we were once revered and trusted we are now laughed at and looked at with skepticism. How much lower can we go?

We no longer are the country that our founding fathers strived for. The Constitution of the United States is under attack and no one seems to care.

I am also sending this to Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, along with Rep. Lauren Underwood so that, hopefully, they can share my concerns.

Frances Hayes

Crystal Lake

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