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Readers React: Demanding impeachment is undemocratic. If you want to defeat Trump, do it at the polls

Trump demands California return $3.5 billion from ‘disaster’ high-speed rail project
President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House on Feb. 12.
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To the editor: The steady stream of letters to the editor advocating impeachment proceedings against President Trump have one underlying theme: They want Congress to investigate the president so it can find a crime and impeach him.

There is no basis for this. There are no high crimes or misdemeanors in view to proceed with that desired process. These people just don’t like the guy and want him removed.

Thus, these hard-core anti-Trump readers demand what the framers were trying to avoid through a series of checks and balances — a runaway arm of the government that takes it upon itself to try to subjugate another branch.

Here’s what you need to do, anti-Trump zealots: Beat the president by offering your own ideas and getting people who agree with you to go to the polls. That is the American way, not the use of one branch of government to go after the other.

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Joseph Schillmoeller, Gardena

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