We have a national security issue which is right in front of us. I sent the following to my Congressman and select Senstors. Please feel free to use and adapt.
We are not asking enough why questions.
– why is the president running a shadow diplomacy with Rudy Guiliani, who has not been vetted by the Senate?
– why does the president ignore the seasoned diplomats and intelligence officials to chase conspiracy theories postulated by editorialists on Fox?
– why are diligent, experienced, courageous and honorable public servants focusing on helping Ukraine gain better footing, when the president is so focused on his campaign?
– why is there obstruction of documents and witnesses? The president cries foul, but he is blocking witnesses. He can’t have it both ways.
As an independent and former Republican voter, I am deeply concerned by what has transpired in the White House with Ukraine. I am also concerned by an over zealous protection of someone who needs greater scrutiny, not less. I fully support the impeachment hearings. What witnesses are testifying under oath at great risk is very troubling.
It is also troubling that Devin Nunes is leading the GOP efforts. He cited on Thursday a partisan report that GOP Senator Richard Burr asked Nunes and Speaker Paul Ryan not to release as his Senate committee did not agree with its conclusions. Plus, we cannot forget that he had to step down as Chair of this committee as he informed the White House what they were investigating. So, I must confess I feel he lacks credibility and that is unfortunate.
Help us Americans get to the bottom of this.
It’s also extremely troubling that one of the people leading Republican efforts is Jim Jordan, given accusations against him related to how he handled sexual abuse at Ohio State.
Brendan, I am not a fan of smug people who through the will impose their views on others. This is why Roger Ailes hired Sean Hannity. To beat up on guests. This is Jordan in a nutshell. Keith
Note to Readers: The president (not under oath) continues his rants about no quid pro quo. Yet, let’s turn the clock back one month when Mick Mulvaney (not under oath) said to America at a White House press conference per CNN:
“Right now, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is furiously backpedaling from it all, which only underscores the gravity of what he said. Today, presumably with the president’s approval, he told the public, told lawmakers pursuing impeachment, told the world that, yes, the administration withheld military aid from an ally under Russian attack to get that country to take action to help the president politically.
Mick Mulvaney admitted there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. He didn’t use those words “quid pro quo,” but what he describes was just that.”
Note to Readers: It was reported today, the US intelligence folks have reported to the US Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committee the Russians have been working for over a year to portray Ukraine as the source of the election disruption. The person in the White House and his sycophants have bought this hook, line and sinker. He is blaming an ally that needs our help against Russia. To be brutally frank, the president is acting in a stooge-like or traitorous manner that benefit Russia. Even if it is just the former, it is a risk to national security. Legislators who overlook people with knowledge and who testified under oath are doing a disservice to our country.
Keep asking them difficult questions Keith in your signature dignified manner.
Thanks Roger. Did I ask you about John LeCarre’s next novel? Brexit is the theme. He is not a fan.
Thanks Keith….I’d not heard one was out, so skipped over the Guardian Review and like the premise very much indeed.
I might just purchase that when paperback comes out, or even wait until audiobook.
Meanwhile, oddly enough in our Election fever one matter which is not being mentioned very much is Brexit, aside form Jeremy Corbyn. He is playing a very ‘statesman’ like card, he will be neutral over any 2nd referendum etc and will act upon the Will of The People.
Thanks Roger. I wish someone other than the two front men were running. You guys deserve better, as we do hear with our corrupt president.
I said to Sheila a couple of months ago, the nightmare choice Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn, I choose the lesser of two evils. Although I will not be truly happy until Corbyn has bought his more strident and rabid followers to heel; these are a mirror image of some of Trump’s devoted. I’ve had more run-ins with them this election than Conservatives.
Roger, the extreme ends of all parties are their banes. Unfortunately, gerrymandered voting districts have allowed some of these extremists into Congress and state governments. Keith