Rep. Chris Stewart, you should resign.

Your recent statement defending President Trump’s innocence in spite of mounting evidence of his guilt shows a politician more concerned with protecting his party instead of our country. Reading White House talking points (we all saw them) and suckling at the teats of Fox News pundits whose conspiracy theories are what sparked Trump’s latest madness only shows that you aren’t up to the task of representing your congressional district.

Your statement that “it all comes down to this one thing. It comes down to one sentence in one phone call” would be laughable if it weren’t so insulting to your constituents.

You see, we, your constituents, can read, and we can think, and we see Trump’s abuses of power. The evidence continues to accumulate showing that Trump’s goal is to keep him in power and not make America great. (Whatever that’s supposed to look like.)

It doesn’t come down to one sentence in one phone call. It comes after two and a half years of corruption in the Trump administration. The attempted recruitment of Ukraine to investigate a political opponent is only the latest example of a man unfit to hold the highest office in the land.

Rep. Stewart, did you forget about the over 250 contacts between the president’s campaign team and Russia-linked operatives? Did you forget about the Mueller report that showed collusion (but not enough evidence to prove conspiracy) and the 10 examples of obstruction of justice by Trump? We, your constituents, haven’t forgotten.

Your constituents know that you would be one of the first (along with Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and their ilk) to don a hood, light a torch and march on the White House if this was President Obama and not Trump.

You, along with Trump, don’t deserve the trust of the people to hold your current public office.

Ryan Hinkins, Salt Lake City