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Media gives lies too much power

To the Editor:

America has failed to punish Trump, the ex-president who has done so much harm to our country.

There would have been no insurrection without Trump and the members of Congress (our “representatives”) who furthered his lies. America loves to prosecute peons, while letting the honchos go scot-free. Members of either house of Congress who were complicit in Trump’s lies should have been prevented from having any vote in the impeachment of Trump. Likewise, members of Congress who did not attend the impeachment trial should have had no vote. Republican party leaders who have America’s best interests at heart should see that complicit members of Congress have no voice in bringing legislation to the floor of either house.

What’s happened to America that Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene receives a standing ovation in one house of Congress, while state Republican parties are seeking to censure members of their party who failed to stand with the cult of Trump? America is far too tolerant of lies and liars, and the media aids lies and liars by giving the lies legs to run on and wings to fly.

Bil Aylor

Bryson City

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