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Letter: Republicans in Congress must stand up to Trump

Republicans in Congress must stand up to Trump

As I write this, our president, Donald Trump, is tweeting threats at North Korea’s “supreme leader,” Kim Jong Un, warning him, “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”

After Russian President Vladimir Putin expelled 755 U.S. diplomats from Russia, our president thanked Putin, saying, “I greatly appreciate the fact that they’ve been able to cut our payroll.” (This is incorrect, as those diplomats are still in the employ of the U.S. government, just not on Russian soil.)

As congressional scholar Lawrence Tribe commented, “Trump thanking Putin for expelling 755 U.S. diplomats from Russia is … like FDR thanking Hirohito for attacking Pearl Harbor.”

Whether because he is mentally unwell, uncaring about the consequence of his rhetoric or just plain evil, this man is clearly a danger to America and to the world.

What will it take for Republicans in Congress to stand up and say, “Enough”?

Stacey Bowers


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