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Letter: Degradation of constitutional power

  • Author: Dean Hill
    | Opinion
  • Updated: December 14, 2019
  • Published December 14, 2019

I just read a CNN article this morning titled, “Growing divide between Trump and McConnell over the impending impeachment trial.” It leaves me a little befuddled. I thought that our form of government was set up as three separate branches with separate but equal powers. These are identified as the legislative (Congress), executive (the resident) and judicial (the Supreme Court).

The article states that President Donald Trump, the executive branch head, is telling Mitch McConnell, the Senate (legislative branch) Majority Leader, how he wants the impeachment trial to be set up. What happened to equal but separate powers?

Contained in the article is the following concerning impeachment hearings: “In closed-door meetings and phone calls over the course of the last month, several Republican senators have warned Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, not to ‘‘turn the Senate into a circus,’’ according to one Republican senator.”

My opinion? The Senate has become a circus since Trump was inaugurated, and Trump has been its ringmaster. What a shame for our country.

— Dean Hill

Sterling

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