Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
It’s easy for guys like me to cower behind our First Amendment rights whilst we sling ad hominem mud pies at this wannabe Don Corleone in the White House. And given that never-ending well-spring of collective wrath — “Well, boys, it’s a gusher!” as they used to say back in Oklahoma. Back in deep red states like Kentucky and Louisiana, meanwhile, the tide-of-Trump is starting to ebb to the sucking sounds of a porcelain drain. Good riddance, too.
By now even those Republican senators who currently feed at the trump-trough buffet of super-sized mendacities and Big Macs surely know they serve no common good — not to the country they were elected to serve and not to the party they are partisan to — as they obdurately deny what are clearly, conscionably and constitutionally impeachable acts and unimpeachable facts.
Yeah, it’s easy for guys like me to pass moral judgments. We just live in this divisive country. We’re not career politicians with re-elections uppermost on our minds. The moral right and wrong must get murkier, I suppose, when you’re one of those sycophantic Sideshow Bob & Flat Earth Society my-guy-can-defecate-on-the-Constitution-in-the-middle-of-Fifth-Avenue-and-get-away-with-it, lickspittle enablers to their “we do this thing all the time” above the law don posing as a U.S. president.
Like I said, it’s easy for those of us not currently holding public office to pass our quick moral judgments. But, since all politics is local, I would like to hear from a few of our elected representatives on the subject of Donald Trump’s impeachment. You know, guys like state Sen. Frank Pratt and Rep. T.J. Shope and Rep. David Cook.
As our local political representatives, they must have their impeachment opinions. And, as a voter, I want to hear those opinions.