Letters: Other views on presidential censure

The Detroit News
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Lock him up

Despite the mountain of evidence against President Donald Trump, much of it by his own mouth, the GOP still pretends nothing much happened.

The Detroit News editorial ("House should censure, not impeach, Trump," Nov. 24) states Trump withheld aid from Ukraine until an investigation was announced. This is a crime. The editorial claims Trump had no direct input, but Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified he and others worked “at the express direction of the president of the United States."

Trump claims he wanted nothing from Ukraine. Then why did he say "do me a favor, though"?

Trump doesn't need censure. He needs a conviction.

Allan Bieniek, Southgate

Censure on what basis?

I recall the opinion of the Republican majority during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton that censure was not an option since it wasn't mentioned in the Constitution.

Has the Constitution changed in the last 20-some years?

If it wasn't an option then, why is it an option now?

John Chesman, Monroe 

Crossing Trump is treason

This is "fake news" reporting! The Detroit News is the enemy of the public because it no longer understands the importance of freedom of the press or journalism.

We have no room in the U.S. for propaganda intent on overthrowing the president and the U.S. Constitution.

Richard Day, Grand Blanc