Sup­port your pres­i­dent

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

The re­cent head­lines re­gard­ing Repub­li­cans back­ing off sup­port of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump are as wrong as the ac­tions of the anti-Trump Repub­li­cans them­selves. Sen­a­tors John McCain, Lind­sey Gra­ham, Jeff Flake and Mike Lee tried to de­rail Mr. Trump’s nom­i­na­tion at the Repub­li­can Con­ven­tion. Meesrs. McCain, Flake and Gra­ham were part of the ‘gang of four’ that joined with Democrats to pass the Se­nate im­mi­gra­tion-re­form bill against the will of the ma­jor­ity of Repub­li­cans.

Th­ese same sen­a­tors now speak out in strong sup­port of At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions, but be­fore all facts were avail­able, they joined with Democrats to have Mr. Ses­sions re­cuse him­self or re­sign. They also were strong voices for an in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tor. Well, they got their wish and cre­ated a huge, un­nec­es­sary prob­lem. The post-Comey FBI and the House and Se­nate com­mit­tees were ca­pa­ble of in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ques­tion of Rus­sian col­lu­sion. The Comey-led FBI knew the dossier that was spon­sored by the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee was bla­tantly false.

Mr. McCain is a war hero, but he and his fel­low anti-Trump Repub­li­cans have be­trayed the pres­i­dent, their fel­low Repub­li­cans, Repub­li­can sup­port­ers and our coun­try. They need to work with Mr. Trump and con­gres­sional Repub­li­cans to do the jobs they were elected to do. That means, in part, re­peal and re­place Oba­maare and sup­port tax re­form that will lower busi­ness and per­sonal taxes.

MARVIN L. HOOVIS Cen­ter­ville, Mass.

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