What it will take to act on Mr. Trump
The Oct. 10 editorial “What to do with an unfit president” proposed several actions Congress could take to deal with President Trump’s irrational behavior. However, as the Oct. 7 front-page article “To drain ‘swamp,’ Trump’s base has filled GOP coffers” reported, Mr. Trump continues to be a successful fundraiser for the GOP. If the Republican members of Congress were to move against Mr. Trump, they would imperil their relationship with these donors, both the big, wealthy ones and the small, under-$200 donors.
Until we reform the campaign finance system and get money out of politics, our elected officials will be more interested in what their donors think than what their constituents think, or even what they themselves think is best for the country. David Bazell, Columbia The writer is lead organizer for Progressive Maryland, which works for public financing of campaigns, among other issues.