Bergman questioned

To the Journal editor:

U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, should look at today’s Washington Post (Aug. 26). It published an op-ed piece by former U.S. attorney and current law professor, Joyce White Vance entitled “Yes, Manafort and Cohen are Guilty, but the Rule of Law is Still in Danger.”

I would like to hear your response to Professor Vance’s final paragraph which reads: “The revelation that the president participated in, let alone directed, illegal activity during his campaign should lead his own party to demand his removal. If the GOP’s response to his worst moments is any guide, it won’t: He received mulligans for demeaning Gold Star parents, for calling white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville good people, for insulting the intelligence of black congresswomen, for calling Mexicans rapists, for making fun of a reporter with a disability, for encouraging attacks on the press, for separating migrant children from their parents and locking them in cages. There does not seem to be any bottom — nothing that goes too far for Republican elected officials, whom our Constitution entrusts with the last line of defense. Prosecutors are upholding their responsibility to the rule of law, but without similar action by the majority party in Congress, it is in danger of winking out of existence.”

Will you, Rep. Bergman, a retired U.S. Marine officer, ever speak out against the president’s conduct?

Jay S. Johnson

Empire, Michigan