We will have to explain ourselves
Move to impeach Trump | Sept. 25
Like most Americans, I don’t particularly care for the concept of impeachment. As a little boy with dyslexia, I devoured books on the presidency. Washington, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Kennedy — these were the heroes of my boyhood. They taught me that any person, regardless of birth and circumstance, can one day achieve the presidency. But, having read the rough transcript of President Donald Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian president, I have no question he asked a foreign government to investigate a possible opponent in next year’s presidential election. The absolute only recourse is resignation or impeachment. We’re past partisanship and politics. We’re long past moving goal posts, smudging truths and wiggling facts as long as it leads to your party’s victory. We are now being watched by the unblemished gaze of history. We will all have to explain this insane era to future generations of Americans. It is time, America.
Robert Buccellato, Tallahassee
Thank you, Democrats
I would like to thank House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for moving forward with the impeachment of Donald Trump over alleged Ukraine issues. This will guarantee two things: the end of Joe Biden’s run for the presidency and the reelection of Trump in 2020.
David Burton, Clearwater
An air of desperation
With the great economy and many other major accomplishments under President Donald Trump, the Democrats are desperate. When everything else fails, try impeachment.
Charles Graham, Pinellas Park
Don’t accept new normal
I urge our U.S. senators and members of Congress to stand up for their children and grandchildren and honestly ask themselves: Is this most recent action and conversation with the Ukrainian government by a president right or wrong? I hope they dig deep and ask themselves whether they will be proud when historians teach their descendants about this moment in history about the current president. If my elected officials do not support impeachment for this most recent act, then they are playing a role in creating a monumental new and acceptable normalcy, which is changing absolutely everything this country was founded upon. I wonder if they are willing to accept this? Can they live with that?
Mary McDonald, Tampa
A word to fellow Republicans
Republicans can’t dodge this | Column, Sept. 25
Republican consultant Mike Murphy is correct. My fellow Republicans can no longer dodge President Donald Trump’s latest behavior. I will admit, I am an anti-Trump Republican, and there are more of us than you would think. As a licensed specialty contractor for 34 years, I knew about Trump back when he was a Clinton-loving Democrat. After Atlantic City the word was out, “Stay clear of anything Trump. The guy will promise the moon and never deliver, and, if he can cheat you out of your hard-earned money, he will.” Nothing this man has done since then has changed any of that. Time for Republicans to step up and put country over part. Trump is not good for America, in fact, we will be great if we can survive Trump and his enablers.
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Brian Walkowiak, St. Petersburg