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Letter: Keep felon out of White House

By Judy Bumbarger-Enright, VANCOUVER
Published: June 18, 2024, 6:00am

Republican congressional leaders welcomed the felon ex-president into the Capitol and professed their allegiance to him. Mitch McConnell, Mike Johnson, Lindsay Graham, Marco Rubio had condemned him a few days after his attempted coup, but now they pretend like it never happened. Why are our Republican leaders embracing a convicted felon?

The ex-president also is facing three trials in which he was indicted for his attempted coup on Jan. 6, his attempt to steal electoral votes in Georgia, and his theft of top-secret documents. He would be facing many years of prison except that he is being protected by corrupt judges who have subverted our justice system. The Supreme Court has yet to say that a president is not above the law, and Judge Cannon has slow-walked routine decisions, including setting a date for trial.

Neither our judicial branch nor the Republican side of the congressional branch is functioning as a democratic entity. The only recourse Americans have is to take matters into their own hands and vote to reelect President Joe Biden and not allow a convicted felon to get anywhere near the White House.

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