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Letter: Support our impeachment process

  • Author: Frank Jones
    | Opinion
  • Updated: January 14
  • Published January 14

I’ve been watching with both concern and anticipation as the impeachment situation unfolds down in Washington, D.C. Could there really be enough hard evidence to convict the President of the United States? After a series of testimonies, the House clearly thought so, as its members voted to pass two articles of impeachment. And I have too determined that the president should answer for his attempts to undermine our democracy, even as a Republican myself.

With so much troubling news working its way around the media these days, most recently the ongoing military escalations with Iran, it is hard to keep up with the President’s latest transgressions. But we can’t lose sight of what brought about the impeachment inquiry: an attempt to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election by President Donald Trump. I certainly hope that the Senate doesn’t forget this as it takes up the trial in the coming weeks.

I value the sanctity of our democratic and legislative institutions. It is truly unfortunate that we have a President who does not. I know I am not alone when I say I am looking for Sen. Lisa Murkowski and other Republican senators to vote for the best interests of the American people, not give in to the expectations of Mitch McConnell or the White House.

Frank Jones

Anchorage

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