The GOP elephant in the room

To the editor,

Sen. Cory Gardner, seeking reelection in November to another six-year term, clings to the elephant in the room while pretending not to see it.

The “elephant” is Trump’s abuse of power; not just any abuse of power, but gross abuse. It comes in the form of conditioning release of Congressionally authorized and legally mandated military-defense funds to Ukraine on that country’s president’s participation in a fraudulent campaign to malign Trump’s political opponent. This was all done for Trump’s personal gain and directly contrary to the security interests of the United States.

The “pretending not to see it” is Gardner’s strategy of stepping up emails to his constituents, extolling his accomplishments while remaining silent about the paramount issue facing our country – the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump.

– Edward Packard, Durango