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House impeachment, writs of tyranny

To the editor:

“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” — Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928)

Nancy Pelosi, acting in her official capacity, is using a “quid pro quo” to violate constitutional process, withholding articles of impeachment in return for no summary dismissal of charges, assuring that the Senate holds a trial and that administration officials that Trump withheld under executive privilege testify.

One thing of value in Nancy Pelosi’s quid pro quo includes the elimination of a summary dismissal of the articles of impeachment. A floor vote to declare this impeachment null and void is justified by the House’s abuse of process and the deprivation of constitutional rights under the color of law.

Another thing of value Pelosi wants is President Trump becoming one of three presidents impeached in U.S. history. After three weeks of Pelosi withholding the articles of impeachment, which is in violation of constitutional process, the Senate has the perfect right and obligation to vote without ever receiving the articles of impeachment and the managers from the House and to declare this impeachment and its process null and void by floor vote. The results then are sent to the House. By virtue of an absence of articles received by the Senate, the president avoids being impeached, and the impeachment circus is ended.

With all due candor,

Ronald Pray

South Charleston,

West Virginia

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