Follow up of a concerned World War II veteran

| 01 Aug 2017 | 01:07

    On April 5, 2017, I wrote a piece about "Remember Jan. 20, 2017, the day that Donald J. Trump became President of the United States."
    I was hopeful that Senator John McCain, a fellow ex-POW, would "take the lead" to restore civility to Congress.
    On July 25, he, like Edward R. Morrow and John Dean, took the first step to rein in a sitting president that would destroy the Constitution of the United States.
    Senator McCain's voice was clear and loud:
    "Let's trust each other. Let's return to regular order. We have been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the aisle. That's an approach that's been employed by both sides mandating legislation from the top down without any support from the other side, with all the parliamentary maneuvers that require."
    Think back to 2009, when President Obama became president, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate leader, vowed that his first priority is to prevent President Obama from being elected to a second term.
    This statement triggered the Republican Party saying "NO" to any program initiated by President Obama.
    Programs that the Republican Party proposed now became a "NO" when proposed by President Obama. Hence, the Congress had the lowest approval rating in modern history.
    We have been fortunate that in time of crisis, brave men have stepped up to save our Republic. In seven months, President Trump has put our country at risk, at home and abroad.
    His concern is only about his image, not our country.
    I will say a prayer every day that Senator John McCain will survive brain cancer.
    Our country needs him.
    Harvey Horn