I applaud the recent opinion essay about Sen. Mitt Romney having the courage to speak the truth about President Donald Trump.

Recollect that in 2016 Mitt also said: “His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president and his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.”

If the Mueller report had been about the Clinton campaign, the GOP would have started impeachment hearings months ago. There is no integrity in protecting a president who deserves to be impeached and has no respect from most of our closest allies.

Why aren’t our other Utah political leaders also “sickened by the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty”? They should also be appalled that the Trump campaign sought and welcomed assistance from Russia to win the election.

The president has lost the trust of the majority of our nation. Like Richard Nixon, it is time for him to resign. American democracy and values are at stake and worth fighting for. Why do most Republican leaders seem not to care?

Scot Morgan, Salt Lake City