In the interviews recently released by journalist Bob Woodward, we hear Donald Trump confessing that he has been lying to the country about the severity of the COVID-19 virus.
These recordings are indisputable evidence that, through his deception, the president is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.
It is an unimaginable tragedy wrought by the incompetence, indifference and immorality of a man unfit for his office.
Even now, while the U.S. is enduring 40,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths daily from the coronavirus, Trump is conducting rallies where his supporters are shoulder-to-shoulder and maskless.
Because he has had no national plan to control this pandemic, our economy has been ravaged, unemployment is widespread, and our children cannot safely go to school.
Moreover, there is no end in sight.
Drs. Ezekiel Emanuel and Anthony Fauci predict that this catastrophe will continue at least through the end of 2021.
Yet, where is the outrage at the treachery of Trump?
Where are Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford and the rest of the Republican caucus?
Trump has devastated our country, and they remain silent on the sidelines.
When the U.S. Supreme Court compelled President Richard Nixon to surrender the Watergate tapes in 1974 and his lies were exposed, Republican senators did not hide under their desks.
Barry Goldwater and Hugh Scott confronted the president at the White House with a message that led to his resignation. That was leadership.
What we are seeing from Republicans today is craven cowardice.
Frank Jones, Tulsa
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