Letter: Congress should censure Trump
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In this March 9, 1950, photo, Sen. Joseph McCarthy, R-Wis., gestures during a Senate subcommittee hearing on McCarthy's charges of communist infiltration of the U.S. State Department.
In the 1950s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy was censured for his numerous lies and false statements. Whereas Donald Trump’s lies, cheating and corruption have been far more damaging to this nation than McCarthy’s nefarious deeds, we believe that both chambers of Congress should censure Trump.
Recently he even called a Georgia official to pressure him into “finding” over 11,000 votes that would then win the state for him.
Lying is second nature to Donald Trump. He has no discernible conscience and is so desensitized that he regards lying as immaterial. Indeed, he is described by Thomas Carlyle, who declared, “The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none.”
The censure of Trump would remind the world that the majority of Americans reject the amoral Trump cult.
Rick Edwin Jones and Maggie Jones, West Haven