I admit that little has surprised me about the presidency of Donald Trump. What surprises me is the Republicans’ willingness to go along with ANYTHING Trump wants in order to keep their elected positions. They have sold their souls and the health and safety of all U.S. citizens.
What surprises me is Republican members of Congress, especially Mitch McConnell, who love political power and encourage Trump to make decisions that put U.S. citizens at risk. First they did not manage the pandemic and second they refuse to comply with the peaceful transfer of power.
To date only four Republicans from Congress have had the courage and conviction to acknowledge and congratulate Joe Biden on his election. Silence only continues to makes them complicit in Trump’s actions, which are self-serving, childish and dangerous. Trump, who compares himself to Lincoln, should read his words: “Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States.”
Republican congressmen are following their leader and are acting like toddlers who shut their eyes when they do something wrong, thinking if they don’t see it, it did not happen. Why are they still drinking the Kool-Aid?
Trump is not only making poor decisions, but ones that are homicidal for our nation. The president downplays the danger of COVID-19, exposing thousands of citizens, and now he is downplaying the transition, which also puts us in danger. This is not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they made America great.
Christine A. Larson