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Letter: GOP should cast out Trump for new nominee

To the Editor:

For the sake of our national security, Donald Trump must be removed as President of the United States as soon as possible through whatever Constitutional means available. Two avenues are underway and the subject of intense daily scrutiny, namely, impeachment and his defeat in the November 2020 presidential election. There is a third: the Republican Party can and must select another person as their nominee for president in 2020.

The idea man seem anathema for Republican. But, that was before the House impeachment inquiry began in earnest and, more importantly, before Trump abandoned the Kurds to be slaughtered by the Turks – to the benefit of Russia's Vladimir Putin and Syria's Bashar Assad.

The justifications provided by Trump for his appalling and disastrous policy tell you everything you need to know why Trump cannot be allowed to continue to dictate United States foreign policy for another day, much less another five years. His reasons were 1. The Kurds didn't fight with us at Normandy, 2. We paid them a lot of money to bear the brunt of the fight against ISIS (their 11,000 casualties to our six), 3. The ISIS fighters, who will be freed from Kurdish detention while the Kurds defend themselves from genocide, will threaten Europe, not us.

In a better world, the Republican Party would pay dearly for selecting and protecting an ignorant, corrupt person who was and is unqualified to exercise the powers of the Executive Branch of our government. But national security is more important than political retribution.

If the Republicans were to nominate anyone other than Trump, it would serve as an impeachment and signal commitment to the reconciliation and reunification of the country. It would save the Republican Party and, more important, preserve the concept of government of the people, by the people, for the people.

A Republican president wrote an uttered those immortal words. Surely, Republicans today can put aside their boundless pursuit of self-interest and endure the embarrassment of casting out their own hideous creation for the sake of values America used to stand for: decency, morality, courage, competence.

Don Henderson

DeKalb

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