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Letter: Presidential embarrassment

  • Author: Suzanne Miles
    | Opinion
  • Updated: December 2, 2019
  • Published December 2, 2019

Since his electoral victory, President Donald Trump has worked feverishly to interrupt, subvert and disempower every form of control in his mission to cripple the rule of law in America. His latest blunder is his meddling in the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who stands accused of war crimes.

This is a set-aside of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as Gallagher was slated for a hearing on those offenses under that code. This action is a signal to all military members that they are immune from punishment for brutal actions committed in combat. That policy actually endangers our military, as it sends a clear signal that our enemies are free to do the same to our troops. Forcing the Secretary of Defense to fire the Secretary of the Navy is a further insult to the good order, discipline and confidence of our military — unforgiveable in our Commander in Chief. As a veteran field grade officer, I am appalled at the implications for future operations.

Daily, Trump has violated his oath of office, which is to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Allowing him to rampage at will, consort with our enemies and sacrifice our security is unacceptable — this incompetent, immature, vengeful man must be impeached and removed from office. We must not trade our nation’s birthright for the Trumpery now being promoted as our new image.

— Suzanne Miles

Eagle River

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