Convinced that D.C. is misplacing blame

I support U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden. Rep. Green is right: Biden abused his power when he was vice president. And it was former President Donald Trump who always was forced to take Biden’s consequences instead.

The greatest example is the “Spygate” scandal of the Obama Administration. As vice president, Joe Biden knew of the illegal FISA warrants that were being used to spy on presidential candidate Donald Trump. As the scandal unfolded, Biden did nothing to stop it. Spygate would come to overshadow the entire Trump presidency, proving legally and politically disastrous for former President Trump. If there is anyone who benefited from Spygate, it would be Joe Biden. Rather than having to take consequences of his own making, Biden won the presidency instead.

Donald Trump’s 2020 impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate is another example of Trump taking repercussions that should have been Joe Biden’s. The reason for Trump’s impeachment, or so we were told, was Trump had solicited foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election from Ukraine. In reality, then-President Trump had asked Ukraine’s new president for an investigation into former Vice President Biden firing Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin. None other then when Shokin was investigating the vice president’s son Hunter, who was working for the Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings.

When President Trump released a transcript of his call with the Ukrainian president, there was nothing in the transcript to indicate that Trump requested foreign interference in the election. A video soon surfaced, however, of Biden bragging about bribing Ukrainian officials while over in Ukraine and threatening to withhold money from them if Shokin was not fired by the time Biden’s plane arrived to take him back to the U.S. The corruption Trump was accused of turned out to be Biden’s corruption.

Calls for “unity” aren’t keeping Democrats from moving ahead with impeaching a former president. It is time for these same Democrats to learn that “Rules for thee, but not for me” does not apply to them anymore than it should to Republicans.

Brandon Strassell

Elizabethtown

U.S. isn’t dealing with COVID culprit

In October 1960, Nikita Khrushchev threatened to nuke all of America. Just a few years later, we survived the threat of Soviet ICBMs in Cuba. The United States has been threatened by at least four major nuclear powers and a number of rogue nations. If one such bomb without retaliation were to hit a major metropolitan area, the death toll could be in the millions. Military experts say with retaliation within a few weeks between 100 and 200 million Americans would be dead, and many more would follow.

So Americans of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, installed fallout shelters stocked with food, water and other supplies. If an invasion took place, we were told the aggressors might use chemical or biological warfare on our population, prepare for that.

So, why are we not living below ground? Why do Americans insist on risking their lives daily? Nuclear annihilation is still a real possibility. Instead, we get whipped up in fear of a virus. One nuclear device, would make COVID-19 look like the common cold. Those hospitals left standing would be full to capacity.

The truth is that with such an attack, we could all point our fingers at the culprit. COVID-19, whether naturally occurring or man-made, was released accidentally/deliberately from a laboratory in China. The Chinese government immediately halted travel within China, but allowed infected people to leave, to travel to all other nations.

I recently was diagnosed with COVID-19. It is real. It is life threatening. I appear to have won my battle with the virus.

If they had launched an ICBM, the USA would have responded. And, we could have gone to our fallout shelters. Why then do we point our fingers at the wrong people? What is this fear of the truth?

Edmond V. Schwab Sr.

Woodburn

(4) comments

CHARLESA

Yes the loyal trump minions are having trouble with reality. Trump impeached twice once for the Ukraine scandal and the other for inciting an insurrection against the U.S. Capital on Jan 6th. Plus the icing on the cake that he LOST a free and fair election, unlike his win in 2016 with Russia's help. Donald J Trump worst president in history and a traitor.

Linda

https://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-joe-biden-forced-ukraine-to-fire-prosecutor-for-aid-money/C1C51BB8-3988-4070-869F-CAD3CA0E81D8.html

Here you go. In case you're having trouble.

Linda

Trump never withheld aid from Ukraine nor did he threaten to. In fact, he increased aid to Ukraine. On the other hand, Joe Obiden threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine. That is on video. If you need help looking it up, let me know.

DANIELA

Some serious denial still going on in the Trump fan base. Trump withheld aid from the Ukraine unless they announced an investigation into Trumps political rival. I could go on, but what’s the point? Facts don’t seem to matter to you

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