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Letter: Republicans must put country before party

The GOP I have known and voted for my whole life understands our duty to act as adults in the room on issues that affect the future of the American people. Republicans may not have all the answers. But mostly we know what is honest, rooted in reality and, more importantly, the rule of law. Certainly since Watergate. 

Lately, the truth that many conservatives are realizing, is that our president is not upholding the ideals of our party and our country. His administration violates duties of office with callous indifference. And Donald Trump expects Republicans to fall in line behind him, regardless.

I have been most appalled by the President’s mishandling of foreign policy matters — especially the Ukraine situation — and his conduct during the Mueller investigation. His power must be checked by other Republicans. They can do so this week when hearing testimony in the House of Representatives. 

We need Congress to put country first and carry out a full investigation into the Ukraine phone call and all events related to it. Congress must do its duty to bring forth all of the evidence so the country can move forward.

We cannot repeat Watergate.  It will set Republicans back 50 years.

Andy Nilsson

Winston-Salem

Editor’s note: Andy Nilsson is a former candidate for lieutenant governor and North Carolina based furniture manufacturer.

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