Thursday, May 11, 2023

Politics 1974 vs Today


In 1974 Richard Nixon was accused of covering up crimes that were committed during the Watergate scandal. When the House Judiciary Committee was meeting to consider impeachment, there were calls by Democrats and Republicans for Nixon to resign which he did.

Donald Trump was impeached twice and, in both cases, the vote to convict was done on party lines.  His actions on January 6, 2021, were disgraceful, to say the least.  Several people died that day as a result of his trying to reverse the results of an election.

I cannot understand why anyone would want him as president again, yet he is leading the polls against other possible candidates.

There is no bipartisanship in Congress today.  All issues are voted on party lines.  

Likewise, Congressman George Santos is accused of:

- 7 counts of wire fraud
- 3 counts of money laundering
- 1 count of theft of public funds
- 2 counts of making materially false statements to the House of Representatives

Also, he lied about his credentials when he ran for office.  Yet the Republican Speaker of the House refuses to bring a vote on his removal from office.

I cannot remember a time when there was more polarization in this country.


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