To the editor: The current president is a threat to our democracy. He sought to win reelection by colluding with a foreign government in exchange for money. Yet the Republican Party continues to back him up. Why? Is being part of the Republican Party more important than being part of a democracy? Are party loyalty and omerta more important than the rule of law?
Donald Trump has committed the exact types of high crimes and misdemeanors the U.S. Constitution originally sought to prevent. The president and the Republican Party are not above the law. If the Republican Party continues to defend Donald Trump, our country will no longer be a democracy. If elected officials repeatedly ignore the rules in pursuit of their own power and enrichment, we might as well be living in Russia under Vladimir Putin.
I don’t want to live in a country where there are no checks and balances against rising white supremacy, racketeering and corruption. For the sake of the American people, Republicans must respect the Constitution and uphold its laws. We cannot let a president become a tyrant. This is not just about Donald Trump but about future presidents as well.