Letters to the Editor

Letter: Republicans knew Trump was wrong, but feared retribution

To the Editor:

In his Feb. 12 letter, Jim Gigi blasted Democrats in the House for approving articles of impeachment and then the Senate trial.

What Gigi neglects to mention is that President Donald Trump refused to allow his aides to testify or produce documents in response to the House inquiry. Yes, Gigi is correct when says that the House had avenues to pursue if it wanted White House aides to testify, but he also knows that this would have resulted in months of legal wrangling.

He also failed to mention that the president said that he welcomed a Senate trial because then he would be able to call witnesses and produce evidence to prove his innocence. This turned out to be just another one of the president's many lies.

Some Republican senators admitted that the president had something wrong, but 52 of them were terrified of incurring his wrath and possibly losing their seat in the Senate, and voted not to convict.

Most Republican members of Congress seem to have a greater allegiance to the president than they do to the Constitution.

Victor Darst

Huntley

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