Letter to the editor: Losing respect for GOP

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Losing respect for GOP

In 2016, I attended a backyard rally for Congressman Coffman. He assured supporters in attendance that Republicans needed to be elected because they are the only ones who can hold Trump accountable. As a pro-life, homeschooling, Christian mother of three who is currently a registered Democrat but votes for both Republicans and Democrats, while voting for moderate representatives, I hoped Coffman would be that moderate voice to hold Trump accountable, as he promised.

How hollow, however, were his remarks. With the vote to not hear witnesses or allow evidence in Trump’s impeachment trial, we now know the GOP will do nothing to stop Trump, nothing to hold him accountable. Marco Rubio said Trump’s crimes were provable and impeachable — but apparently not enough to warrant any consequences. Especially when those consequences mean missing out on campaign dollars.

As a moderate, I cannot sit idly by. I believe in checks and balances, the Constitution and democracy. I am dumbfounded as I watch our country being led by Trump enablers who excuse every action the president undertakes instead of holding him to standards behooving our president.

Once the GOP stood for values, morals and country. This last week proved those standards no longer apply. Therefore, as a moderate, I cannot vote for GOP candidates this November. I cannot vote for a party or candidate that kowtows to a president who abuses his power and flaunts my beloved Constitution.

As a moderate, the far-flung actions of the current GOP do not earn my vote.

Christina Marriott

Highlands Ranch

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