In my experience, doing the right thing rarely equates to the easy thing. Invariably, the right thing is the hard thing. With regard to the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, the easy thing would be to simply acquiesce to the president’s and Senate Leader McConnell’s desire for a cursory review and quick acquittal vote.

But that’s not the right thing. Whether or not what the president did rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors, our elected senators owe it to the Constitution and the oath they swore to conduct a thorough and honest review of the facts and then to render an impartial judgment — no matter where that judgment falls.

Let’s hope we have at least some Republican senators who have the ethics and the spine to do the right thing, even though it clearly will be the hard thing.

James Jorgenson, Sandy