I am a 75-year-old veteran of this great country, I served in the Army from 1964 to 1967, and again from 1981 to 1996; I am confused and disappointed with Mitch McConnell’s refusal to do the work he was elected to do.
There is a reason the founding fathers wrote “the separation of powers” into the constitution, and also ensured a system of “checks and balances.” While each branch of the government has specific powers, each branch also has a responsibility and the power to act as a check to ensure that the other branches are not over-reaching their authority. The congress, and in particular the House of Representatives, which is supposed to represent the people, has a responsibility to ensure that the president is following the constitution in the discharge of his or her duties as the chief executive of the country.
However, in order for this to work, all branches of government must do their job. My question is, “What is it that the Republicans in the House are afraid of, the truth?”
If Mitch McConnell will not do his job, I will work to help to make sure he is no longer in the House of Representatives and I sincerely hope that enough people in this great country feel the same way to accomplish this mission.