It’s time for Rep. Welch to voice support for impeaching Trump

DUMMERSTON — If any other American had obstructed justice as Donald Trump has, that person would be going to jail.

By letting Trump get away with his corruption and stalling on holding him accountable, Congress sends a dangerous message to the public. It's time our representatives act.

In his testimony in July, Robert Mueller confirmed the results of his investigation: 37 indictments, at least seven convictions and guilty pleas, and more than 10 episodes of potential obstruction of justice by Donald Trump himself.

Given all of the evidence, I don't understand at this point why our representative, Peter Welch, still hasn't voiced his support for a formal impeachment inquiry.

No one should be above the law in our country. Period. I don't care who you are - if you're the CEO of a company or the president of the United States of America. Donald Trump must be held accountable, just like any other American would be.

Some people say that we shouldn't pursue impeachment because there are so many other issues to deal with. What about health care? Gun control? Climate change? Immigration?

And to these people, I say: our lawmakers can address these issues and pursue an impeachment inquiry at the same time. That's what we pay them to do.

It's time for our representative to join the more than 130 other members of the House of Representatives and support a formal impeachment inquiry now.

Subscribe to the newsletter for weekly updates