Letter: Thanks to Cassidy Hutchinson

Published: 7/4/2022 7:03:06 AM
Modified: 7/4/2022 7:00:28 AM

Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, loathe to cross Pres. Trump, was not responding to the January 6th attack on our U.S. Capitol, according to Cassidy Hutchinson’s courageous June 28th testimony. Top aide to Meadows, her office was near the president’s. In her congressional hearings testimony, Ms. Hutchinson expressed being proud of Pres. Trump’s accomplishments. As January 6th unfolded, however, she feared for V.P. Mike Pence’s safety. White House staff and President Trump only watched the mayhem.

Questioned by Rep. Liz Cheney, Ms. Hutchinson revealed she wanted January 6th behavior in the White House and at our Capitol building to show real patriotism. It didn’t. New to me is that on January 7th, Pres. Trump’s department heads discussed the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, about removing a president who “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” 15 cabinet-level departments exist, some being Defense, Justice, Treasury, State. On January 7th, only thirteen days remained in Pres. Trump’s term. These Trump appointees saw the worst on January 6th, including unsettling presidential behavior. War on Ukraine, loss of women’s reproductive rights, and more gun deaths are intolerable. But these congressional hearings are so important regarding our abstract treasure: democracy. Presidential lawbreaking cannot be overlooked. Sad we come to this, but here’s the post-Trump mop up.

Lynn Rudmin Chong

Sanbornton


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