To the Editor,
During the past several months Congressman “Beto” O’Rourke has gained attention of liberals and centrists for his inclusive messaging, echoing then-candidate Barak Obama’s “Not Reds States or Blue States” theme. Unfortunately, Beto’s posture as a bridge-builder to disaffected Republicans and Independents has been exposed as a ruse. During the debate with Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, he claimed that he could “get along better” with President Trump than Cruz, then at a CNN town hall two days later, stated that he supports impeaching Trump, suffering no cognitive dissonance stress.
Most Americans are weary of the so-called “Russian-Collusion” investigation. Some believe conduct of the DNC during the 2016 election was far worse. Most Americans would be relieved to hear that the President has been cleared of election meddling, and that during the course of the investigation, some persons in his campaign were found to have committed unrelated improprieties. But others will never be satisfied if Trump remains in office, and will quickly conjure some other justification for impeachment, citing Trump’s personal “faux pas” as examples of “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
I think we can be certain that Beto would ditch the “Nice Guy” pretense and join the latter group, joining the calls for Trump’s impeachment, and probably joining Judge Kavanagh’s impeachment chorus. Beto says one thing to Houston moderates, then quite another for a nationally televised liberal audience.
During Judge Kavanaugh’s senate confirmation he was accused of lying by Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the same senator who was exposed for lying about his military service record during the Vietnam War. Blumenthal stated in Latin to Kavanaugh; “Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus”, meaning "false in one thing, false in everything", the common law principle supporting challenges to one’s credibility based upon previous false testimony. This principle seems apropos for Congressman O’Rourke.
Ronald K. Finch, Waxahachie