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Reader Opinion: Fear rules

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On Feb. 5, the spineless U. S. Senate Republicans officially gave their blessing and permission for Donald Trump to continue to believe that he is and can act as a dictator who can do whatever he wants and can consistently ignore the rule of law, all without any consequences. Remember, Trump famously declared on July 23, 2019, "Then I have an Article 2, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president".

But, why did these senators do that? It's simply because they are scared and afraid of Trump. Their fear is that if they stand up to him or vote against what he feels is in his best interest, that Trump will viciously retaliate against them by calling them names on Twitter or in verbal remarks and doing the best that he can to see that they don't get re-elected to their cushy Senate seats. They've seen Trump do this before to other people, and they don't want to be the next ones. Of course, during the impeachment process, the House Republicans did the same thing for the same reasons.

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio acknowledged this by claiming his GOP colleagues are saying they acquitted Trump out of fear. In an op-ed he wrote: "In private, many of my colleagues agree that the president is reckless and unfit.โ€ -- Washington Examiner.

The Congressional GOP members ignored the Constitution and the rule of law for their own self interests and not in the interest of what was best for the country. There is a remedy for their malfeasance in November.

Brian Marsh

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