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Letter: Constitution versus conscience

| January 21, 2021 1:00 AM

Representatives Dan Newhouse and Jaime Herrera Beutler last week voted to Impeach President Donald J. Trump in a one-day rush.

Both Representative Newhouse and Beutler gave an oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same … So help me God.” They both went against this oath and decided conscience was an excuse to violate the United States Constitution and their oath to God.

President Donald Trump did not commit any impeachable offenses because he did not commit any treason, bribery, or high crimes or misdemeanors per Article II. Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “When the House of Representatives impeached the president earlier this week, they committed six independent violations of the Constitution.”

Reps. Dan Newhouse and Jaime Herrera Beutler violated with their vote President Trump’s constitutional rights of free speech, impeachment criteria, the bill of attainder, due process, and on and on.

Trump said in his ending statement in his speech, “We’re going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country. So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. These words are not impeachable.

They both took an oath to the constitution and God; they violated both that oath and the law by not following the Constitution. Both need to be primaried and voted out of office, and this can only be done by us together by never forgetting this horrible action both have committed.

God bless America and God bless Washington state.

Dave Dormier

Quincy