EDITOR:

One man's opportunity is another man's nightmare. For U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell to stay in power, he has literally made a pact with the devil personified in Donald Trump. McConnell has relinquished his integrity as well as his moral compass, refusing to hold Trump accountable for all the harm he has caused our democracy with his dealing with the Russians. He has refused to admit to their election interference in 2016 and their ongoing interference now.

Trump continues to use his position for financial gain for himself and his family. He continues to side with the worst dictators around the world. He continues to put the worst cabinet appointees and judges into office so they can dismantle safeguards that keep us safe and protected as well as our environment, including our parks, lands and water.

McConnell hated Barack Obama so much he still refuses to give him credit due. He and Trump still take credit for this current economic boon. He, along with Trump, has attempted to rob health insurance from millions of Americans. The so-called "comprehensive tax reform" that McConnell, all Republicans in Congress and Trump took credit for in a special photo-op outside the White House was in reality a tax cut for the wealthiest. He plans to cut Medicare and Social Security to pay for it.

McConnell has always done what is best for him, Trump and the Republicans, not for the Americans people and the Constitution. McConnell even helped to remove sanctions on a Russian oligarch involved in attacks against America, so he could take credit for a Russian company being planned in Kentucky.

McConnell needs to retire. He has been a senator long enough, especially when he cannot even recognize a scam artist and habitual liar like Trump.

KENNETH L. LEWIS

Princeton

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