To the editor:
Little more needs to be said about the hypocrisy of the majority of the Republican party. Still, it’s hard to resist when the hypocrisy is so blatant.
Represenative Jack Bergman is one of the Congressional Republicans who chose to believe President Trump’s lies about the illegitimacy of the 2020 election and who voted to reject the electoral college votes for Biden, even after Republican supporters had trashed the capital. He then voted against the impeachment proposal, justifying his vote with the following rationale:
“The electoral process in Congress has appropriately taken place as provided by our Constitution and laws. With one week remaining before Vice President Joe Biden takes office, today’s move to impeach the President will certainly only further divide our Nation and undoubtedly delay or derail legislation that would help our constituents.
“Let me be clear – as a Nation, we must address the issues that led to last week’s riot at the Capitol, and I will continue to unequivocally denounce these actions and all who participated in these riots. Today’s vote to impeach the President, without even a single hearing, is unprecedented and simply more of the same divisiveness – making no effort to heal our wounds.
“It’s time for our Nation to move forward to find solutions to our problems, continue our efforts to protect our liberties, and build on our collective successes. The American people are frustrated, hurting, and tired of the nonsense seen every day in Washington – on both sides of the aisle. We must do better for the sake of our great republic.”