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Republican’s questionable loyalty to Trump

May 11, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

Mr. Trump has a loyal base (of approximately 40 percent) who will continue to support him no matter what he does or how much trouble he is in. To some extent I understand his supporters. They appear to be under the illusion that Trump is representing their interests. What I don't understand is the many Republicans in Congress who continue to support him and appear to be in bed with his base.

Republicans are not only defending Trump but are discrediting and attacking the FBI and the Justice Department. And they are also attempting to discredit Mueller and his investigation. This, in spite of the likelihood that Trump and some of his staff will ultimately be charged with obstruction and perhaps collusion as well. In particular, he appears to be in serious trouble with the investigation into Michael Cohen, whose documents have been seized by the FBI. It is likely that Cohen's documents will provide sufficient evidence to charge some of Trump's staff and Trump himself with illegal actions. The Stormy Daniels case is also problematic for Trump as is the state of New York's investigation. Further, Trump has serious character issues, he has little respect for the law, and his behavior indicates that is he is unfit for office.

So, given the progress of the investigations, why are Congressional Republicans continuing to circle their wagons around Trump? Their defense of him includes their refusal to pass legislation to prevent him from firing Rosenstein and Mueller. And, the Democrats appear to be benefitting from the Trump/Republican mess.

What am I missing? Wouldn't the Republicans be better off going into the 2018 elections by discontinuing their support of Trump and supporting V. P. Pence instead?

George Rosinger

Fort Myers

 
 
 

 

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