A variation of this letter was posted on my two Senators’ contact forms yesterday. Please feel free to borrow from of it, as you see fit.
Dear Senator Burr, as an independent voter and former Republican, I have voted for you several times, but did not nor would not ever consider voting for the current President. His history told me all I needed to know how he would govern. While I support the President because his success is tied to ours, my expectations were low. I worried greatly that he would make us out to be a pariah in the world and diminish our global standing.
I follow real news and pay attention to several sources. My fears have been justified as our President is not trusted by other global leaders. That was before his immature chest beating to match that of Kim Jong-un. I recognize that his base and hawks lap this up, but a key contrast is Eisenhower got calmer and reassuring in the 1950s and early 1960s when Khrushchev became more blustery. To make matters worse, Trump is now threatening Venezuela, while the Russians calmly swoop in and buy Venezuelan assets on the cheap. Trump needs to heed the message from China on North Korea – if Kim attacks us unprovoked, they will not defend them, but if we attack Kim unprovoked, they will. Are we prepared to go to war with China?
You mentioned the Russia investigation may wrap by year-end, which is surprising as it really is only getting started. To be frank, as Mueller follows the money, he will find all the ties he needs to Russia and recognize why the President does not see Russian hacking as a problem. He is far too dismissive at every stage and there is too much lying and story changing going on. For a man who is interested in every thing said about him, for the President to be so disinterested in his son’s meeting with the Russians, is hard to digest, especially after he has changed his story of his awareness of this meeting three times.
But, let’s set Russia aside for now. Our country may not be able to wait for the investigation to run its course, while we see him destroy what is good about us and maybe others with it. His difficulty in telling the truth is one thing, but his frequency of being delusional about real events is another. Thomas Wells, an attorney who worked for Trump, agreed with the President’s five biographers who said Trump lies every day even about little things of no consequence (the Boy Scouts leader calling him, e.g.).
I beseech the Senate to strongly consider the President’s fitness to serve. I think it is past time for an intervention. We need to take his keys away and pass them along to Mike Pence. I am not a huge fan of Pence’s, but I do not question his sanity or morals.
Many thanks for your consideration.