Too little, too late for 'better angels'

Updated 2/24/2020 10:23 AM

Your Opinion of Feb 11, "Malice toward none?" was interesting in casting Col. Vindman as a victim of the president's retribution. But how did we get to this point? Mr. Vindman was a National Security Council holdover from the Obama era. NSC was a constant source of leaks intended to damage and embarrass the president.

Political alchemist Rep. Adam Schiff orchestrated the impeachment "trial." A guiding truism was provided by Mr. Quigley of Illinois: hearsay evidence can be better than direct evidence. Astounding. But who needs evidence? We have the numbers. Along a straight Democrat party line, the president was impeached. The Senate acquitted President Donald Trump, with one Republican voting to convict.


Col. Vindman's reassignment was not one of retribution. He was part of the first step in the long overdue cleansing of the disloyal NSA holdovers from the Obama administration.

The question raised frequently by Democrats: when will the Republicans stand up to the president? Why should we? The president is working for us. Your "Opinion" to imply that because Sen. Romney voted his "conscience" to impeach the president, the other 51 Republican Senators voted against their conscience out of fear of the president? It is not only ludicrous, it is reprehensible and disgusting.

Last point. For the last three and a half years the Democrats have mercilessly hounded the president. Where was this paper calling the Democrats to be "touched ... by the better angels of our nature?" Perhaps hate has destroyed Democrats' "better angels?" The Daily Herald is a dollar short, a day late. Sad.

Laszlo Stephan


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