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Opinion: It is time our leaders remove Trump from office
Donald Trump 2019
President Donald Trump speaks Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla. - photo by Associated Press

During the past week, I have watched many hours of the impeachment hearings and read much of the reporting in The Times. It has brought back memories of the Nixon impeachment in the early 1970s.  

I'm very proud of the Democratic party for following the trail of evidence from the whistleblower memo to the damning testimony of the Security Council personnel.  

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Fiona Hill were particularly effective in producing a shameful picture of our president's evil efforts to corrupt the 2020 elections just as the Russians did in 2016.  

Ambassador Gordon Sondland did an excellent job of nailing the quid pro quo nameplate on the Rudy Guiliani efforts.

The Republicans on the impeachment committee demonstrated just the opposite from the Democrats.  

For most of the time I watched the Republicans, they tried to disparage the witnesses, misdirect the investigation or slander the Democrats and the Muller Report. 

I hope the full House of Representatives, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, will deliver the Articles of Impeachment before Christmas, and the Senate will promptly vote to remove Trump from office. Both actions need the support of our Rep. Doug Collins and Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue.  

It is time for these men to come forward and support our Constitution by immediately removing Donald J. Trump from office because of the high crimes and misdemeanors that he has committed.  

As Sen. Kamala Harris has said, "let's get the criminal out of the White House."

Howard Stacy

Gainesville

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