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The ridiculous idea that there’s no reason to pursue impeachment against Trump

The ridiculous idea that there’s no reason to pursue impeachment against Trump
A woman holds a sign expressing support for impeaching President Trump at a rally organized by Women's March NYC in New York on Jan. 19. (Kathy Willens / AP)

To the editor: The letter writer who said there is no basis on which Democrats can pursue impeachment of President Trump demonstrated a lack of understanding of the Constitution. The framers were adamant about applying a system of checks and balances to hold each branch of government accountable, including the executive.

This president has chosen to surround himself with corrupt players. He has embraced dictators while maligning our intelligence agencies and international allies. He is a clear and present danger to our democracy, and I regularly exercise my right to protest his actions.

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Last November, Americans turned out in historic numbers to elect more than 40 new Democrats to the House. The people have spoken.

Judith M. Barden, Long Beach

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