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Are there really those who have the capacity of reason and good judgement still intact who do not see why congressional Republicans are resisting witnesses for the Senate impeachment trial?
The resisting Republicans know the truth and they know that if the president’s men testify, they will tell the truth to save themselves; and, they well know that truth will destroy their house of cards, ultimately end the hijacking of a once-respected Republican Party, put an end to their ambitions of professional politicians and finally reveal the undeniable corruption of Trump and his sham of leadership.
No doubt the president’s men have given the president an ultimatum, making it clear that if called to testify, they will tell the truth. Until their alliance with Donald Trump, most of them were honorable men and respected public servants. The possibility of prison time for perjury must seem even less attractive than their only other alternative — historical truth. Surely the irony of this sad and tragic situation does not escape them, nor the fact that their fate rests in the hands of one incapable of thinking beyond his own nose. That suppression is the only hope must be tenuous assurance for those who have invested so much of their souls.
The president, Republicans in Congress and the president’s men will all go down when the truth is revealed, as it inevitably will be. And rightfully so. Whereas the president does not have the moral integrity to know right from wrong, they once did. They sacrificed their morality for ambition, and it is they who will be held accountable. And history will report it so.
Those who live in the dark fear the light. And, that’s not rain I see on my shoes. Nor is it rain on yours.
Nancy N. Hawley
The writer is president of the Democratic Women of Wilson County.