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CMR’s stance not surprising

It is sad, but not surprising, that Cathy McMorris Rodgers fails to see the constitutional issues in jeopardy by the president’s actions (“McMorris Rodgers defends Trump,” Nov. 24). It is abundantly clear that the president directed a plan to withhold aid and a White House meeting with the newly elected leader of Ukraine unless they publicly announced an investigation of the Bidens, Burisma and the 2016 election, which he hoped would influence the 2020 election, and be to his political gain.

Two other facts in her interview she chooses to ignore. First, the aid was “coincidentally” released two days after the White House learned of the whistleblower complaint. And Trump has obstructed justice by blocking testimony of witnesses and not releasing documents which she claims would be helpful in getting to the truth. If she had been around during the Nixon crimes and cover-up, one might assume she would similarly have supported the president in his efforts that violated his constitutional oath.

Sad, indeed.

Randy D. Thies



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