LETTER: Attempted coup

Republicans, evangelicals and others who voted for Trump and believe that his election was stolen from him and who supported the attempted takeover of our government should be ashamed.

Worse yet, right after the attempted coup, we still had elected officials, namely, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and several others continuing to fight against a lawfully elected new president and trying to overturn his victory.

Trump criminally incited these rioters for months, culminating in his remarks at his rally on Jan. 6.

This was an attempted coup.

Many people involved in this riot have been identified as white supremacists, racists, Proud Boys, Three Percenters and other anti-government groups.

Thankfully, they are being arrested now as you read this letter.

Many Republicans are directly responsible for the carnage and lawlessness that occurred on Jan. 6 due to their undying adulation of a demagogue.

If Trump had been reelected, we would be headed for a banana republic and maybe a despot president for life.

Republicans, help save our country and denounce Trump and his agenda before it’s too late.

Save our democracy.

Can’t you see it’s being taken away from us?

You can denounce Trump, still be a Republican and work toward finding a better candidate next time for the presidency, can’t you?

Remember Galatians 6:7-8, “You reap what you sow.”

Stan Riddle

Sequim

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