The Newnan Times-Herald

Opinion

Local congressman helps to cloud the story


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 20, 2017 - 5:55 AM

What does the president have to hide and why is Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., helping him in obstructing justice?

As a Republican and former elected official, I believe in really draining the swamp. I strongly advocate for term limits and restricting lobbying and campaign money. We need to clean up Washington, and both parties are guilty.

When Trump campaigned, he said he would clean up the mess. But, it was and is obvious to me that he was a hypocrite. Otherwise, he would have released his tax returns. Even Nixon released them. And, he would not have impeded the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in our democratic elections.

Now I find that my representative, Drew Ferguson, has voted seven times against resolutions mandating that Trump provide his tax returns. And, he is silent on the Comey firing. Be ashamed.

With the revelations about Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and the obstruction of the FBI investigation, this failure of Ferguson and others on the far right to perform their duty is unconscionable. How are we to know how Trump’s business dealings are affecting his foreign policy or his placing of Flynn as national security advisor despite strong warnings from both the acting attorney general and the former president? How are we to know who from his campaign is involved with the Russians in subverting our elections?

Was he playing footsy with Putin because he has Russian investments?

Are his investments why he chose to visit Saudi Arabia, the country of origin for the 9/11 terrorists, on his first foreign-policy trip? Or, are they blackmailing him, as was reported in the media?

We need answers, not obstruction, and people like Ferguson are aiding obstructionists.

Jack Bernard

Peachtree City