Opinion: Chairman Elijah Cummings Show True Civility in Cohen Hearing

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP/REX/Shutterstock (10122180t) House Oversight and Reform Committee Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md., watches during a break in testimony by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, on Capitol Hill in Washington Trump Lawyer Investigation Congress, Washington, USA – 27 Feb 2019

Elijah Cummings is what all elected public servants should be. He is first; intelligent, but more importantly experienced, erudite, and measured. 

As uncivil as the Republican attack dogs were in “casting shade” on Cohen’s testimony today, he fostered true civility in allowing the hearings to probe the details of what most of us have known from day one; Trump is an egotist whose only concern is for whatever makes Trump look best in the eyes of his maniacal devotees, regardless of reality and the needs of the Nation as a whole.

There was really nothing ‘new’ today. Trump was a scumbag from day one but now we know more about to what degree he will lie and cheat for his personal interests.

The comeuppance of Trump’s vocal House supporters is coming. The “Rome is burning”  scenario in terms of the Trump presidency has finally been lit, and the fire will not be put out by apologists who continue to remain in denial of what will become obvious to everyone; Trump has succeeded to date as a liar and criminal, but not for very much longer. 

We need our country to survive the cancer of his presidency until the electorate can excise him from the body politic no later than the 2020 election.

We’re living in a bad chapter of our Nation’s history. It is time to turn the page.

Click here to read what we learned today from Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen’s testimony.

–Rick Eastes

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