Time to “stand up to Trump”

The Denver Post - - PERSPECTIVE - Eleanor Brown,

Dur­ing the elec­tion, Rep. Mike Coff­man said he would “stand up to Trump.” Well, here is Coff­man’s mo­ment.

Since the elec­tion, Don­ald Trump has proven his dis­in­ter­est in democ­racy, ethics and lead­er­ship. He has pro­posed bil­lion­aire cam­paign donors as Cabi­net mem­bers, many of them un­qual­i­fied, some of whom ac­tively op­pose the work of their de­part­ments.

He has re­fused to deal with the con­flicts of in­ter­est his busi­ness deal­ings pose, es­pe­cially with for­eign gov­ern­ments, in­stead set­ting him­self up to ben­e­fit fi­nan­cially from hold­ing pub­lic of­fice. He has con­tin­ued to lie, spread false in­for­ma­tion, and at­tack peo­ple who dis­agree with him.

And now we have CIA con­fir­ma­tion that Rus­sia in­ter­fered in our elec­tion to in­stall him in of­fice.

Rep. Coff­man can work with his party’s elec­tors and col­leagues in the House to se­lect a qual­i­fied leader wor­thy of the of­fice. He can pro­tect the Amer­i­cans he has been elected to rep­re­sent.

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