Letter to the Editor: Reflections on Arizona reactions in historic Presidential crises.

Letter to the Editor: Reflections on Arizona reactions in historic Presidential crises.

Then, 43 years ago, President Nixon’s criminal actions drew a visit to Nixon’s office by Arizona’s Senator Barry Goldwater and House Republican Leader John Rhodes. A day later, Richard Nixon announced his resignation.

The press reported that on August 7, 1974, a trio of Republican leaders -- Arizona’s Senator Goldwater and House Republican Leader Rhodes, plus U.S. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania -- made it clear to the embattled Nixon that he faced all-but-certain impeachment, conviction and removal from office in connection with the Watergate scandal.

Today’s less than heroic reaction to President Trump’s outrages include the following --

Senator John McCain:

"It's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale.”

Senator Jeff Flake tweets:

“I've spent the last several hours trying to find an acceptable rationale for the timing of Comey's firing. I just can't do it.”

Rep. Paul Gosar tweets:

“My first read of the day . . . an Arizona Republic story: What to know about . . . BISON in Arizona.”

Where are today’s Republican statesmen? Where is the moral outrage? Where is the call for action?

Time for our Members of Congress to stop avoiding the crisis facing our nation.

It is clearly time for an independent investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia and the undeniable obstruction of justice being perpetrated by the President.

And it is finally time for Arizonans to raise our unified voices in genuine concern for the independence of our nation – free from humiliating Russian involvement in our domestic affairs and free from an out-of-control despot whose daily outrages demonstrate his defiance of the rule of law.

I urge fellow Arizonans to remember and respect the crisis legacy of Senator Goldwater and Congressman Rhodes. Call Senators McCain and Flake and Representative Gosar and demand action by an independent investigation.

Senator Mc Cain, (202) 224-2235

Senator Jeff Flake, (202) 224-4521

Rep. Paul Gosar, (202) 225-2315

Gold Canyon (480) 882-2697

Above comments were read into the record at the May 17, 2017 Board of Supervisor's Meeting