To the editor: I support impeachment of Donald Trump, not because of partisan bias but because of a healthy respect for the foundations of our democracy. The evidence of wrongdoing is clear, and the seriousness of his wrongdoing amply justifies impeachment.
Regardless of what Sen. Murkowski, Sen. Sullivan and Rep. Young may think of Mr. Trump’s various detractors, their constitutional duty is to weigh the evidence impartially and come to a just conclusion, one that upholds the rule of law. During former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment process, while I found the behavior of some of his Republican detractors to be hypocritical and detestable, I could not in good faith defend Mr. Clinton’s actions. He brought impeachment upon himself. The same is true of Mr. Trump, and the seriousness of his wrongdoing is far graver. There is no defense for his actions, and this democracy can no longer bear a lawless president who acts solely in his own interests and against the interests of the nation he has vowed to serve.