Trump in prime time
Losing the presidential election despatched the Democrats on a path of full obstruction to the president. Anything goes. After publicly supporting border safety, together with the wall and boundaries, main Democrats have fully flip-flopped positions. They have apparently forgotten that additionally they took an oath of workplace to defend and defend our nation and its residents. Its time for them to honor their oath of workplace and act responsibly.
Bill Joplin, Elizabeth
It is a failure of the legislators and the chief department when the federal government is shut down over funding disputes. Once once more the Senate management has determined to not even put payments to a vote. They ignore that Congress does have the flexibility to go a veto-proof majority vote. Meanwhile, devoted federal workers are held hostage to a president who has no concept find out how to negotiate in good religion.
I’m pleased with my work as a federal worker to serve the nation I really like. Now that the federal government is partially shut down, federal employees, reminiscent of myself, are compelled to remain at dwelling and anticipate the federal government to reopen.
Like many Americans, federal workers typically funds paycheck to paycheck. Bills nonetheless arrive on time even when paychecks don’t, and lots of federal workers might not have the ability to make ends meet. Despite claims by the President that collectors shall be understanding, this is not the case.
Elizabeth Yellstrom, Littleton
Plain and easy, President Trump was elected as a result of he was an outsider with the hope that he would finish politics as traditional and the gridlock in Washington. After his speech at the moment, it is clear that the gridlock is worse than earlier than as 800,000 Americans and their households proceed to go with out a paycheck.
Ray Nagashima, Westminster
After listening to the president’s border safety handle I channel surfed between Fox, CNN and MSNBC. I ended lengthy sufficient on Fox to listen to Sean Hannity say that he is sympathetic to authorities employees effected by the shutdown which can be being inconvenienced by the method. I feel that the 800,000 employees who haven’t been paid, who can’t afford meals or lease or their mortgage fee ought to inconvenience Sean Hannity by not watching his present.
Rick O’Connell, Centennial
Actually, investigation is critical
Re: “The cost of impeachment then and now,” Jan. 4 commentary
Krista Kafer brushes apart the “endless investigations” for impeachment as involving nothing greater than tax evasion and paying off porn star mistresses.
There have been no leaks from the particular counsel investigation so we don’t know what “major, unforeseen disclosure about collusion” there is perhaps. But we do know that Mueller is rigorously analyzing these items: the content material of the blocked name from Donald Trump Jr. to Trump senior concerning the June 2016 Trump tower assembly with Russians to get dust on Hillary; Trump’s complicity in Russian hacking of DNC; any offers or collusion with Russia whereby U.S. pursuits or coverage had been traded for private acquire; and any favors or collusion yielding to Russian extortion as a sufferer of kompromat.
A U.S. president colluding with Russia to intervene in our elections is rather more than tax evasion and paying off a porn star mistresses and should proceed with all due time and sources.
Mike Pisano, Littleton
Krista Kafer’s feigned outrage over mendacity about an affair and the “damage” she imagined it precipitated appears to have mellowed into encouraging Democrats to carry again from investigating an more and more lengthy record of potential excessive crimes and misdemeanors.
Presidents again to Thomas Jefferson had affairs. The solely cause Clinton’s got here to gentle is the fixed, in any other case fruitless investigations by Republicans throughout Clinton’s two phrases or in any of the intervening years they’ve continued to analyze Hillary Clinton. Republicans haven’t stopped investigating the Clintons for 1 / 4 of a century and are nonetheless doing it after key individuals have admitted the investigations are with out advantage and for political causes solely.
Mandell Winter Jr., Denver