To the Editor:
Until two months ago, I was not in favor of impeachment. Now, any impartial observer must conclude that the president is guilty; guilty of witness intimidation, guilty of obstructing justice, and guilty of bribery.
I am a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a combat veteran. Members of the military, as well as members of Congress, take an oath to protect and defend our Constitution.
Service men and women honor their oath by presenting a blank check to the United States of America. The debit on that check may be loss of an arm or leg, or loss of one’s life. Will Republican members of Congress honor their oath to protect our Democracy and Constitution?
If the Republicans are unable honor their oath, I will not vote for any Republican candidate for any office, regardless of how qualified he or she may be. You may be certain I will share my view with friends and family.
Paul R. Arneth
884 A Heritage Village, Southbury December 17, 2019
Editor’s note: Mr Arneth was a longtime Newtown resident.