Letter: Impeachment 'trial' not worthy of name

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To the editor:

There's no such thing as a trial with no documents and no witnesses. There's also no such thing as a trial where the jury knows in advance how it will vote. But this is where we find ourselves in the impeachment trial of the most disgraceful president in the history of the United States. In fact, the lying Trump wants to dismiss the trial altogether.

How is it possible that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proclaims that he is not impartial even before the trial begins? Or Lindsay Graham who proudly proclaims that he considers the impeachment of our criminal president to be a lot of nonsense, and along with his do-nothing Republican senators, will vote not to convict. And the American people will just take it, without a million of them protesting in front of the White House.

Since all senators are asked to take a vote of impartiality at the beginning of an impeachment trial, and of course, an oath to the Constitution, those who don't should be escorted from the Senate, never to return.

As for the president, the sergeant at arms should just go into the Oval Office, put the cuffs on the multi-bankrupted individual sitting behind the desk, drag him out of the White House and send him on a one-way trip to Russia without permission to ever come back.

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Yes, I know that none of this is going to happen. But this guy has made our country unrecognizable. If the American people re-elect him for another four years, then people young enough to have their lives ahead of them should seriously consider leaving this country to start over somewhere else where the leaders and the rest of government are vaguely sane.

It is remarkable to me that our country has gone downhill so fast. With the combination of Trump, Pence, Pompeo and Barr, I guess we stood little chance. And if the fake president gets re-elected and doesn't have to face voters again, look out.

There's a song called "God Bless America." If He or She is going to do it, let it be now.

Charles Steinhacker,

Great Barrington


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