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Impeaching Trump will make things worse | READER COMMENTARY

FILE - President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2020.
FILE - President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Valdosta, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2020. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

As I watched the invasion of the U.S. Capitol, all I could think of was the Storming of the Bastille in 18th Century France. That event is considered the flashpoint of the French Revolution.

How horrifying the Capitol Police failed to hold the line, and had lawmakers sheltering in place or locked down. This proves what many of us know — there’s a dangerous division in America, and anger finally exploded into violence.

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However, as with any watershed moment, cool heads must prevail. Calls for President Trump’s impeachment will only stoke the flames. Our country should be patient for two weeks and must “keep calm and carry on.” Otherwise, we send dangerous messages to our enemies around the world.

I study military history and know any conflicted nation, empire, tribe or community will fall prey to those waiting in the wings. Tuesday’s assault on the nexus of democracy released shock waves around the world. Those who hate America and what we represent see opportunity and ability. Let’s let the dust settles in Washington. There is need for any gratuitous impeachment effort!

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Rosalind Nester Heid, Baltimore

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