Letter to the Editor: Reader responds to guest column about Burr’s vote

Published 7:17 am Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Editor The Coastland Times,

Ever meet someone and immediately make up your mind that you admire that person?

Or, have you met someone else, and admit that there is something about that person that rubs you the wrong way?

In my opinion, those two scenarios sum up the way that people feel about Donald Trump.

I would place Richard Burr’s opinion in the latter group.

Politicians were plotting to impeach Donald Trump on the day he was inaugurated President. And not only Democrats, by the way. Many Republicans considered Trump an upstart, what did he know about politics or the way Washington operated?

Every day that Trump awakened, he was met by the wolves at his door. I don’t know how he got through his schedule, day after day. Never a kind word from the Main Stream Media. And let us not get started on the D.C. Swamp.

He appeared to thrive on adversity. But he was strong through it all. He had an agenda that would not quit.

He is the only politician in recent memory whose supporters chanted “We Love You!”, “We Love You!” And he would answer back “I love you too!” What kind of man evokes that loyalty from his supporters? Donald Trump, that’s who! A man who made promises and delivered on those promises.

On 1-06-2021, President Trump asked his followers to go to the Capitol and “peacefully and patriotically” make your voices heard to your representatives. Senator Burr heard the same speech that day that I heard, and yet somehow he turned the President’s words into an insurrection.

Did Trump’s words elicit a call for “a revolt against civil authority”? Webster’s words, not mine.

Donald Trump’s detractors ran with the insurrection story and sorry to say that Senator Burr fell in with the wrong crowd . . . I guess that you could call them a “mob”.

The “Good” Senator had weeks before the impeachment vote to make his alleged concerns about Trump’s actions known to his fellow Senators . . . but he held his tongue.

If he felt so strongly that Trump was guilty of the charges, he had a duty to try

to change the minds of his fellow Republicans, but he was mute.

Then, on the day of the vote to impeach, he bellowed, yes!

Sorry, Senator, too little, too late.

You will forever go down in the history of the great state of North Carolina as a “yes” vote to impeach a man who rubbed you the wrong way.

Not a legacy that I would be proud of.

May God Bless America.


Thank you,

George J. Pitonyak

Kitty Hawk