I sent the following email a week ago and already Senator Grassley has answered. Whether or not he was answering me directly his answer at the Mount Ayr town hall this week shows that the Senate Judiciary Committee is now willing to share with us the 10 hours of potentially damning testimony from Glenn Simpson, a reversal from just a month ago. Thank you Senator Grassley.
From: Mike Sawyer
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 1:19 PM
To: Senator Joni K. Ernst (Senator@Ernst.senate.gov); firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Please forward to DC staffers
Last night I had an argument with my brother. I guess it’s not really an argument if I don’t let him say a word. It’s not his fault; it’s not like he’s the only one who voted for Trump. It’s your fault we’re in this mess. You could have ended this before it began. I’ve been writing to politicians in measured tones while yelling at my brother. I’ve got it backwards. So I’m writing first to apologize to my brother and second to tell it to you straight like I should have done in the first place.
I’m terrified of the alt-right wing of the Republican Party and just as wary of the “All Right” wing which just goes along. It’s time for both of you to break ties with the All-right wing. I know you’re intimidated by Trump and his base, but I really don’t understand why. You have more power than you think. You should be more afraid of voters like me. When Trump voters are discouraged they won’t show up at the polls. When you let me down, I will show up to vote against you. I will show up at the caucuses to say we need candidates have the guts to stand up for what they believe (and I share many of your beliefs).
I want Trump gone! I don’t care whether you hang him or build him a castle and make him king of the world; I just want him out of the Whitehouse. I don’t care whether you impeach him or declare him incompetent, I just want to wake up in the mornings without running to the TV for the disaster of the day. You have the power to censor him and to render him impotent, but why don’t you just ask him to resign? Who would have thought the presidency would be so hard (and boring). Open the door and give him an honorable way out.
In short, “You get rid of Trump or I will do everything in my power to get rid of you.”
I’ll post this on my blog and I will post your replies. No form letters please!