Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
In reference to U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran's column:
High crimes and misdemeanors: Is a phrase from Section 4 of Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution. “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of Treason, Bribery and other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Bribery: the giving or offering of a bribe. Abuse of power: the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties. Obstruction of Congress: interference with the orderly administration of law and justice.
The House started quid pro quo, then bribery. They then changed it to abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Two misdemeanors, basically the same as traffic tickets. Even these charges have no evidence and are not supported by facts. You used these trivial charges along a party line, except for three brave Democrats to impeach a sitting president. The House and the Democrat Party along with the majority of the news media have tried to remove President Trump since before he was even elected, because you do not like him. You have spit in the face of 63 million people that voted for President Trump.
The president has the right and obligation to withhold foreign aid to countries if he suspects the aid is not being used properly, and also to ask for an investigation if he suspects wrongdoing by people from our government, like Joe Biden, who in fact did withhold aid to Ukraine. This impeachment process, because you hate President Trump, may be the death throes of the Democratic Party.
Treason: the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill a sovereign or overthrow the government.