- - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

I’m a 74-year-old retiree and lifelong independent voter. As I watch and read about the ongoing impeachment proceedings against President Trump, I get more and more heartsick about the way Congress is behaving.

For something as serious as removing a president from office, I would expect Congress to conduct a thorough investigation, seeking out information from all sources. The proceedings should not include a pre-determined assumption of guilt, as we see today. This is, sadly, similar to the Kavanaugh hearings, in which a candidate was assumed guilty before and during the hearing. The Democratic Party is hell-bent on a guilty charge with no evidence. That is not the America I grew up in, nor is it what I want.

We have 535 members in Congress, yet thus far just a very small percentage of that body (Adam Schiff and company) are driving all that we hear — or don’t hear. Any president should be treated with respect and everything should be done to provide an open discussion. I’m not seeing that, and I am saddened that we have a nation that seems to be accepting the tragedy unfolding before our eyes.

We must remember: Congress works for us.

TOM TYSCHPER



Gilbert, Ariz.

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