JAMES H. SUTTON
SHELL ROCK --- I read with interest David Mansheim's letter (Oct. 1) about Sen. Joni Ernst being blind to President Trump's arms-for-dirt scandal. This week, I watched in amazement as Ernst, Sen. Chuck Grassley and most of the Republican leadership did their best imitation of Sgt. Schultz on "Hogan's Heroes:" "I see nothing. I know nothing."
This president brands whistleblowers as spies and traitors to be executed. He hints at civil war if Congress follows the Constitutional remedy of impeachment. He claims he is a victim of a coup. Like every tin-pot dictator ever, he declares that criticism of him is disloyalty to the country. Like a mad king, he sends cabinet officials around the world chasing will-o-wisp conspiracy theories. He uses the office of the presidency for his own financial and political gain.
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Upon the report that 30 Republican senators would vote for impeachment if the vote were by secret ballot instead of a public roll call, Senator Sasse said that was absolutely wrong -- it would be 35. What has become of leadership when our Republican senators stifle their conscious in fear, hypocrisy and lemming-like allegiance to their party?
I support the impeachment of Donald Trump.