With all due respect, the notion that putting our ally, Ukraine, at a deadly disadvantage in an active, hot war with Russia, by withholding Congressionally-Approved Funds is merely “inappropriate,” is disingenuous at best, and at worst, an outright lie.
It is maddeningly patronizing to hear you say you want The People—the governed—to decide whether to consent to keeping this President in office, while you are actively keeping The People from being able to have informed consent. The decision to block further witnesses & evidence may quench the Republican party’s need to remain willfully ignorant and feign plausible deniability in order to justify an almost certain, and complicit, vote of acquittal—for a man we now know to be a proven, imminent threat to our National Security—betrays your responsibility, your oath, to make possible the informed consent of The People.
If you were truly interested in a bipartisan approach to impeachment, you would have been first in line to request, even demand, every shred of evidence. And while you claim to be so desperately worried about “pouring gasoline on the fire of cultural divisions that  exist,” you may have missed that over 75% of Americans want witnesses and evidence. Almost as if The People are beginning to uniteunder the umbrella of seeking the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. If anything, you have stoked the fires you claim to wish extinguished. Shame on you, Sir.
I suspect you know all of this, in your heart, mind, and whatever is left of a soul. Any gains you may enjoy by forcing your will on The People will prove to be as fleeting as the stains on your record will be long. The efforts of the Republican Party to force its will, religion, beliefs and “values” on The People will ultimately give way to the precious truth and its inevitable consequences. I sincerely hope you live long enough to see it.
TN Resident & Constituent,
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