Using President Trump’s ‘state of mind’ as an impeachment defense is a shaky argument

Cleveland 1 week ago

The Republicans in their rebuttal say the impeachment inquiry did not take into account the “president’s state of mind." This is an argument many defense attorneys use to try to mitigate crimes their clients have committed.

If Americans have to worry about President Donald Trump’s state of mind in trying to get dirt on his presidential opponent, what about his state of mind in abandoning the Kurds who fought and died with us, or his undermining of the Clean Air and Clean Water acts by negating regulations that were effective measures to assure all Americans of clean air and water? Or what about diverting funds from the military to build an ineffectual wall?

If we have to question his state of mind on everything, then maybe he shouldn’t be able to continue as president.

Barbara Roman,

Avon Lake

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