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Republican political ads have been denigrating Abigail Spanberger for not doing her job in Congress. In my opinion, the most important job any Congressional representative can do now is to get rid of President Trump.
Every day that Trump is in office, he does something to destroy the U.S., both internally and internationally! Last week he pulled U.S. troops out of Syria, leaving our Kurdish allies vulnerable. Now Turkey has attacked the Kurds. Several Republicans, even Senator Mitch McConnell, disagree with Trump’s change of policy because it gave our other allies reason to believe they cannot depend on the U.S. any longer.
Trump is currently facing an impeachment review for his request to another nation to investigate Joe Biden, one of his Democratic opponents running for president. Trump said that Biden’s son received special consideration because his father was vice president.
Since Trump’s election, his daughter Ivanka has been granted at least 20 Chinese trademarks. This week China granted Ivanka seven new trademarks. Why isn’t Ivanka’s special consideration by China being investigated?
Trump consistently espouses “made in the USA,” yet a large majority of his own products are made overseas. His excuse is that “they can’t be made here.” The fact is, he doesn’t want to pay the difference of having them made overseas in sweatshops instead of here in regulated manufacturing companies that pay a living wage.
The trade war between the U.S. and China is costing the American consumer 25 percent more for products produced in China. Trump knows so little about tariffs, he says China is paying the tariffs, when, in fact, we Americans are.
Trump should be facing impeachment for his obstruction of justice. Each time a member of his cabinet or one of their subordinates was subpoenaed, Trump used “executive privilege” as an excuse to keep them from appearing. If he has nothing to hide, why is he working so hard to hide it?
He should also be impeached for using his presidency to make personal profits. Any time he goes to one of his golf resorts for a weekend, taxpayers foot the bill for his staff members and Secret Service personnel who are required to accompany him. That money goes straight into Trump’s pockets, since he did not divest any of his financial holdings when he took office. He eventually turned control of these holdings to his son, but he still reaps the rewards.
What else can I say? Trump has overturned almost every regulation to thwart climate change. Our self-proclaimed genius says it doesn’t exist, despite findings from thousands of scientists and daily episodes of catastrophic natural disasters.
His tax reform bill ended up making golf courses and private airplanes tax-exempt (he owns quite a few). It also provided loopholes for companies with billion-dollar profits such as Amazon, John Deere, Eli Lilly, etc., which resulted in them paying zero taxes. As a result, the U.S. now has the highest national debt in history. Trump doesn’t blame the deficit on the lack of incoming taxes from major corporations, he blames it on social programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, all of which he wants to cut.
We all know, or should know, that no House bills will pass without the Republican controlled-Senate’s approval. So, in my opinion, if Spanberger spends 28 hours per day trying to get rid of Trump and other Republicans, she’s working very hard for the American people! The only way we can make America Great Again is to get rid of Trump and his corrupt cabinet.
Editor’s Note: This letter originally appeared in the October 17th edition of the Central Virginian, and has been re-posted here with the author’s permission.
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