To the Editor:

Last Sunday’s letters to the editor included an important warning from Stamford, Connecticut for Republicans to take note. After reading it and watching this week’s impeachment hearings, I asked myself once again: where are our local leaders and citizens of the Republican Party?

Have we not one person willing to speak up? From our U.S. senators, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, to all of our Republican Texas members the U.S. House, including Rep. John Carter, we hear only silence.

In Killeen, we have large numbers of retired military veterans and government employees who worked in conjunction with the military. Nothing but silence.

We have university professors of the U.S. Constitution and schoolteachers of U.S. history. Nothing but silence.

We have faith leaders who say they stand for the moral high ground. More silence.

We have Republican neighbors here in Killeen, Harker Heights, Nolanville and Temple who know right from wrong. They don’t want their own children cheating for personal gain, but have nothing to say about the president of the United States and his behavior?

Extortion and bribery are illegal, period. Extortion and bribery of a foreign power, to gain personal political advantage over a rival candidate for president is not only illegal, but puts us and our children in danger.

Obstructing Congress from performing its constitutional duty should concern every single American, including our elected congressional leaders!

Courage is not silent. If you are too afraid to speak up, that alone should tell you MUST speak up, and I hope you will.

2020 is the year of the Presidential Primary in March and the General Election in November. You must be registered in the county where you are currently living. If you move or your name changes, you must re-register. Confirm you are good to go by calling the Bell County Elections office at 254-933-5774.

This is America. We expect our leaders to speak up and our citizens to vote. May we all have the courage to do both.

Irene Andrews


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