Since 2015 the Television Media has covered Trump more than any other politician in history. His vile and disgusting words, mannerisms, and actions sell advertising, but not the truth. After the first publicly televised impeachment hearings on Wednesday, the right-wing media claimed that it was boring, unlike fake reality television which is scripted, carefully lighted, and directed by a professional.
Reality is usually less exciting than the “Housewives of Beverly Hills” because it is actually real. The ratings revealed that at least 13 million Americans watched Wednesday’s broadcast; more than most daytime talk shows, and more than FOX daytime broadcasts. Interesting.
No event in American history has more importance than this series of hearings. The greatest mistake in American history will be exposed once and for all. Trump is a disaster and will be remembered for many failures and not a single significant accomplishment. More importantly, this is a fight to save democracy and defeat fascism.
Trump and his administration believe that the law of the land, the Constitution, does not apply to them. Trump’s impeachment will leave a message for others would be despots, that anyone who lies about his or her oath, “to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,’ will be severely punished. When a duly elected president stands before the American people on January 20th, he or she must never again lie while repeating these sacred words, or take this oath lightly.
The focus on impeachment has been related to crimes committed in Ukraine carried out by Trump’s lackeys, most importantly Rudy Giuliani. At last count Trump has abused his power by attempting to obstruct justice on nearly two dozen occasions. His thousands of lies to the men and women he was elected to serve are crimes. We have a right to expect more from the man or woman who claims to be the leader of the free world.
On Friday, while former Ukraine Ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch was testifying, Trump committed another crime by tweeting. He made a failed attempt to intimidate a witness who was testifying before Congress. This is another violation of federal law.
To the ‘Trump Party,’ led by Moscow Mitch and his ‘do nothing party,’ I say, “do the right thing.” Trump is unfit to lead our nation, and that fact is undeniable. Time to conform to your own oaths of office and protect the American people, not your failed party.
To my fellow Americans, I say, ‘listen to the words and follow the actions of all right-wing politicians, and remember them on November 3, 2020. Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, Moscow Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and others must be removed from Washington. This is our country, not theirs.
Op-ed by James Turnage “The Truth Lives Here”
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