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Letter: Impeachment requires impartiality

  • Author: Alison Glover
    | Opinion
  • Updated: January 15
  • Published January 15

Regardless of how you feel about President Donald Trump, you have to admit that he has made a number of questionable decisions since entering the Oval Office. As a Republican, I was optimistic that he would focus on the economy, lowering taxes and confirming conservative judges. But he has waded into waters he is clearly not cut out to swim in, namely the situation with Ukraine.

I’m especially concerned with the president’s willingness to extort an ally in Ukraine to advance his own political interests here at home. These actions led him to be impeached in the House and will be soon investigated as the process moves to the Senate.

Unfortunately, many senators will likely fall in line with Mitch McConnell and others blindly loyal to the president. It’s a real shame that so many are willing to put party before country. But I am optimistic that Sen. Lisa Murkowski will do what is right for Alaskans and all other Americans as the trial starts up in the Senate. We have to uphold the Constitution and the impartiality it demands of senators during an impeachment trial.

Alison Glover

Anchorage

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