Thoughts about impeachment

I realize it may seem out of place for a letter to be written to a community newspaper concerning impeachment, but the fact is that impeachment is much more political than legal because it is the judgment of the people that will decide the fate of the president, whether that judgment comes during the trial or at the ballot box and remember that “all politics are local.”

But the problem is that the people are confused, at least that’s what all the opinion polls tell us. The questions seem to be what were the president’s true motives, what exactly happened, and most important, is this serious enough to remove a president from office.

I think there is a way to answer these questions. The people at the center of the action should come forward in sworn testimony before the house and be questioned by both Republicans and Democrats. They should be allowed to bring all relevant documents they need to tell their story.

These players would include the secretary of state, the chief of staff, the national security adviser, the president’s personal lawyer and perhaps the president of the United States. It would seem to me that if all this is a “which hunt” they could clear all this up under oath.

The partisan divide that the impeachment process brings will only grow worse if it continues to drag out and the people I have listed could bring it to an end one way or another.

Denny Young

Morganton

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