Editor: I attended Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s Town Hall on Saturday, Feb. 8 to ask her a question important to me as one of her constituents. Unfortunately, Ms. Wexton’s response to me was disturbing.
I asked how she could vote to impeach President Trump when he had been denied due process, his basic Constitutional right, and she had heard only one side of the case, the Democrat’s side. Ms. Wexton answered that she thought the president had received due process, because his lawyer was allowed to hear the testimonies Adam Schiff conducted in the secret closed hearings. That my fellow Virginians is not the due process guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
No matter how Ms. Wexton feels about the president of the United States, he was denied due process and basic Constitutional rights, in the House impeachment process. The Constitution gives every American the right to face their accuser. The Democrats denied President Trump of this right, and they still have not released the name of his accuser. The president was not allowed to call any of his own witnesses, while the Democrats were allowed to call 18 witnesses in the House proceedings. If the Democrat leaders can deny the president of the United States due process, his basic Constitutional rights, they can do it to any of us.
It is alarming that Ms. Wexton thinks the president received due process in the House of Representatives. Ms. Wexton needs to be voted out on Nov. 3
Shelley Oberlander, Lovettsville