Republican legislators continue to protect Trump, not country
I can agree with Rep. Tom Cole’s desire for comprehensive immigration reform but little else of his diatribe against Democrats (Transcript 6/11).
The battle of the national parties over immigration began when President Trump declared that he would deport the DACA people unless the Democrats gave him billions of dollars for his border wall. The Republican Congress did nothing about this overreach of executive power. Later, Trump tried to use his separating of immigrant children from parents in the same way but had to give that up when the general population rose in horror and anger, although the Republican Congress did not really criticize him. Trump and his complicit congress were in complete control for 2 years but never fixed the immigration problem during that time. The problem has always been far from being restricted to immigration.
Trump has continued to claim powers unknown in past history with no restraint from the Republican Congress. He now says no member of the executive branch needs to obey any requests of the House investigation committees for documents or interviews, even though complying with these requests is required by law. Still no help from the Republican controlled Senate was forthcoming, where leader Mitch McConnell refuses to even have any such legislation debated that attempts to control Trump’s usurpation of powers not granted to the Presidency.
Trump now has claimed he can accept whatever assistance foreign governments could provide that can harm Democratic campaigns. That also is against current law. Don’t expect any help from Cole, Langford and Inhofe. Almost all Republican legislators are personally afraid of Trump and too fearful of individual action against Trump to meet their patriotic duty. They do have a positive incentive to protect him because they are generally pleased with his legislation and appointments to agencies and the courts. Apparently they will be pleased if he is reelected using this illegal information. And with their still intact control of the Senate, they will continue to protect the want-to-be dictator. History déjà vu!
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I want to thank The Norman Transcript for returning the column on Support Groups in the Sunday paper. I am a retired school counselor and this information is greatly needed. If you have one sick person in a house, it makes the whole house sick. Oklahoma is number one in female incarceration, and have many grandparent’s raising grandkids. You listed a Caregiver support group. A caregiver can be a grandparent in a parent role, family member helping with dementia, helping someone facing a terminal illness, etc.…
Listed were meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Alon, ACA Adult Children of Alcoholics, Narcotic Anonymous, and Victims of Domestic Violence, etc.. These meetings are free and all over Cleveland County, and can often be walking distance. Students can attend, get the help they desperately need and, be around other young people, so they know they are not alone. This can happen without the sick person in the house knowing. I hope it will continue in the Sunday paper weekly. This teacher gives The Transcript an A+