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Shame on the 43 GOP senators who put self-interest above country | READER COMMENTARY

In this image from video, the final vote total of 57-43, to acquit former President Donald Trump of the impeachment charge, incitement of insurrection, in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)

Kudos to the U.S. House impeachment managers for mounting a clear and compelling case against ex-President Donald Trump (”After second impeachment acquittal, Donald Trump still firmly in control of the Republican Party,” Feb. 14). Clearly, Mr. Trump violated his oath of office and betrayed the American people. Shame on the 43 Republicans who voted to acquit. They placed their self interest over their oath of office and duty to their constituents and country.

A democracy cannot long survive when so many officials have surrendered their integrity and so many citizens continue to subscribe to conspiracy theories and outright falsehoods. Inevitably, there will be an effort to raise funds to defeat the wayward 43 senators in their bid for reelection. You can rest assured I will contribute.

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Jack Kinstlinger, Towson

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