Everyone knows that if you are part of the Trump administration and disagree with anything Trump says or does, you might as well pack up your personal belongings; you will be fired. There is another reason Trump holds the record for the most individuals fired in only three years. If you tell the truth about acts of corruption within Trump’s circle of sinners you will also be terminated.
Just two days ago Dr. Rick Bright testified before a House committee revealing the truth; the reason he was fired. He had warned Trump and his incompetent administration about the seriousness of a probable pandemic coming to America earlier this year. He was ignored and today the United States has recorded the largest number of cases and deaths in the world.
Yesterday Trump fired another whistleblower. Mike Pompeo is woefully unqualified to be Secretary of State. The truth is that he, Mike Pence, William Barr, and others have a single purpose: to protect Trump’s illegitimate presidency.
“Trump has removed State Department Inspector General Steve Linick and replaced him with an ally of Vice President Mike Pence — the latest in a series of moves against independent government watchdogs in recent months.”
Mr. Linick’s only “crime” was beginning an investigation into Mike Pompeo’s misuse of a political appointee for personal purposes.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the following statement.
“The president’s late-night, weekend firing of the State Department inspector general has accelerated his dangerous pattern of retaliation against the patriotic public servants charged with conducting oversight on behalf of the American people,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Inspector General Linick was punished for honorably performing his duty to protect the Constitution and our national security, as required by the law and by his oath.”
Trump’s corruption has reached a level never dreamed of by previous presidents. His abuse of power and number of times he has obstructed justice cannot be counted without a calculator. Sadly, his party is composed of cowards and hypocrites who refuse to keep their own oaths to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.” This Republican Party in name only has entirely abandoned its principles. Not a single right-wing politician is worthy of remaining in office.
Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, called Linick’s dismissal an “outrageous act of a president trying to protect one of his most loyal supporters, the secretary of State, from accountability.”
Trump’s “America” is a fantasy. The rule of law no longer exists under the fascist control of Donald John Trump. I am 74 and until three years ago I loved and respected my country. Under Trump’s rule I have become ashamed to be an American. I will never accept the orange buffoon as my president and I will never believe that his supporters are true Americans.
This disaster must end. Trump should have been removed from office in February. Now it’s up to the American people to do the job Republicans refused to.
This revolution will occur on a single day; that day is November 3, 2020. Trump is a bully and a coward. We have powerful weapons to defeat the enemy of the United States of America. Vote and encourage everyone you know to exercise their most important and powerful right. We can save democracy; we can save the future of our country.
Op-ed by James Turnage
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