Letters to the Editor

Politicians stonewalling on impeachment

Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Jim Jordan are trying to spin the president’s suggestion that China investigate the Bidens as his way of getting a rise out of the media. And the senators just laugh it off. There have been other occasions when the president has excused his questionable comments as “just joking.” Then he gets offended when the media reports things about him he doesn’t like. If the senators are correct, isn’t it about time the leader of the free world stopped playing games with serious matters?

The Trump administration seems to think it is answerable to no one. The president has been caught red-handed doing what the Mueller probe was all about, and the attitude is “so what are you gonna do about it?” The fact they are defying laws to hide everything shows there is something to hide. Stonewalling only intensifies the suspicion. Claiming the impeachment inquiry is a witch hunt doesn’t justify preventing Congress from doing its job. If President Donald Trump and his administration are successful in weakening Congress’ power to be part of the checks and balances we will one day wake up to find ourselves in a monarchy. We also will be unable to say that no one is above the law in this country. This is what the Founding Fathers worked to avoid. They must be spinning in their graves.

Margaret Bartlett

Cedar Rapids

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