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Country over party

I am a Republican, but this letter is not about party; it is about our country. Over the past two years, Senators Crapo and Risch appear to have drunk the Trump Kool-Aid and forgotten their duties. Where are the checks and balances they swore to uphold? Where is the oversight? Why do they support a criminal president, a person who daily demonstrates his unfitness for office?

Any rational person can see that Mr. Trump ignores the law, undermines our government by appointing people who seek to destroy the agencies for which they are responsible, sides with our adversaries, and creates constant chaos. Mental illness comes to mind, and a dangerous allegiance only to himself. The senators should realize this.

What have they done to rebuke this abuse of power? Not a word from them. And why did they endorse Trump’s tax cut that helps nearly nobody in Idaho, and why do they think it is all right to destroy public programs that do help people in order to pay for it? These decisions harm Idaho citizens.

Our senators should uphold their constitutional oaths. They need to exercise checks and balances against an out-of-control president.

Ann Warwick

Sandpoint, Idaho


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