One of the most-circulated newspapers in Missouri is calling for Sens. Josh Hawley and Roy Blunt, both Republicans, to “impose law and order” on former President Donald Trump.
The editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch issued an article on Monday titled “Law-and-order Republicans like Hawley need to impose law and order on Trump,” calling for the two senators “to switch gears and fulfill their sworn oath to impartially weigh Trump’s guilt or innocence” in his upcoming impeachment trial.
“The impeachment matter before the U.S. Senate should have been boiled down to a single question: Did Donald Trump abide by his oath of office between the Nov. 3 presidential election and the Capitol Hill insurrection on Jan. 6? Missouri’s two Republican senators, Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley, seem confused on this point, diverting the argument to whether impeaching Trump after he’s left office violates the Constitution instead of focusing on the far-more blatant constitutional violations the world knows Trump committed.”
The board goes on to note that “The entire GOP campaign last year revolved around the theme of law and order. In a Fox News interview on Aug. 27, Hawley invoked that theme in reference to the Black Lives Matter protests while declaring that ‘we’re going to protect the American people. It’s the first job of the American government. … Any elected official who has law enforcement responsibility and won’t do it needs to resign.’
“The American people came under attack on Jan. 6,” the board concludes. “The Republican president refused to protect them. The sole responsibility left to Hawley and his colleagues is to enforce the law and bring Trump to justice. Because any elected official who has law enforcement responsibility and won’t do it needs to resign.”
Theodore Bunker ✉
Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.
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