Congress must pur­sue the truth

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Wash­ing­ton swear an oath to up­hold and en­force the Con­sti­tu­tion and rule of law. That in­cludes en­sur­ing the ex­ec­u­tive branch op­er­ates within these norms.

Un­for­tu­nately, some past pres­i­dents have crossed crim­i­nal and eth­i­cal lines: IranCon­tra, the bomb­ing of Cam­bo­dia, Water­gate, Mon­ica Lewin­sky.

Safe­guard­ing democracy isn’t the re­spon­si­bil­ity of one po­lit­i­cal party or an­other. It’s the duty of ev­ery elected of­fi­cial.

There’s now a vol­ume of cred­i­ble in­for­ma­tion ques­tion­ing whether the cur­rent pres­i­dent ex­ceeded le­gal and/or eth­i­cal bound­aries. All in Congress should sup­port the pur­suit of the truth, re­gard­less of the find­ings and their con­se­quences.

Our demo­cratic prin­ci­ples are more im­por­tant than any in­di­vid­ual.

– Lee Fluke, Char­lotte

Lee Fluke

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