A review of two impeachments

 
Posted1/20/2021 1:00 AM

For some of us, it has not been that long ago that our 42nd president was impeached. President Clinton was impeached on Dec. 19, 1998.

Those impeachment proceedings were based on allegations that President Clinton had illegally lied about and covered up his relationship with a 22-year-old White House employee. What he did was a moral embarrassment to our country and a complete betrayal to the vows he made to his wife.

 

There is now a lot of talk about the impeachment of our soon-to-be-out-of-office 45th president, President Trump, charging him with "incitement of insurrection." This is based on what happened on Jan. 6. A deadly riot brought on by lies.

I've heard some say that he shouldn't be impeached. Well, if this is not impeachable, then what is? What would a president have to do in order to be impeached?

How can we say it was OK to impeach a president for lying about an affair, but not a president whose lies are tearing our country apart and caused a deadly riot. It should make no difference what party you vote for. This was wrong.

Now, more than at any other time, our politicians need to stand together and work for one united country do the right thing. Impeach him and never let him run for president again. Ask yourself which lie damaged your country more? We are a country of millions, but we are one country, one nation.

Karen Fahlgren

Itasca

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