Trump is a danger to our democracy

Iris Hageney

President Trump is a danger to our democracy. Given the overwhelming evidence Robert Mueller presented in his report and testimony, and the willingness of this administration to let foreign powers interfere in our democracy, it’s past time Congress opened a formal impeachment inquiry. 

No more excuses. No more delays. 

The Mueller investigation found extensive criminal activity committed by Trump and his team. It resulted in 37 indictments and at least seven convictions or guilty pleas, uncovered over 10 instances of obstruction of justice by Trump himself, and revealed over 100 secret meetings and communications between his campaign and Russians and their cronies.

If any other American had obstructed justice as flagrantly as Trump has, they’d be going to jail.

Our representative needs to step up now, because doing nothing will only embolden Trump to trample over our democratic norms and to keep breaking the law. Doing nothing sets a dangerous precedent for future presidents.

As a 25-year veteran of the U.S. military, I remain true to my oath to support and defend our Constitution. Our very democracy is under duress and at risk due to the undemocratic words and actions of Donald Trump. He is unfit to hold office and displays his ignorance and disdain for the rule of law and basic democratic principles. He sees himself as an autocrat and not a server of the citizens of the United States. He must be impeached and thrown out of office.

For all of these reasons, it’s time for our representatives to voice their support for a formal impeachment inquiry. 

Iris Hageney of Water Oak is a contributor to