Silence is no option
Regarding “Flake slams Trump in fiery speech” (Page A1, Wednesday), in speeches, we have recently had a former Democratic and a former Republican president who know what is required to be president criticize aspects of President Trump’s policies that they see as foreign to American values and interests. We now have three congressmen from his own party publicly criticizing aspects of our president’s character and actions.
The bad thing about this is that some of these actions are personal, such as bullying and not telling the truth, which we would even counsel our children against, but coming from the nation’s chief executive is simply inexcusable. U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., mentioned that silence was no longer an option for him, if he was to remain a senator and do the job he was sworn to perform.
President Trump’s actions are reaching the point where many of us do not want to normalize his behavior as acceptable in the office of president. Just like Senator Flake believes silence is becoming less of an option. Ron Curtis , Houston