Trump Impeachment

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, on the fourth day of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy was elected by his constituents to represent us and our "opinions" in Washington. His vote against Trump did not represent the opinion of the vast majority of his constituents.

The U.S. isn't a democracy of any kind, it is a representative republic.

Letters: Lawmakers owe us their judgment; they ought not be rubber stamps

Letter writer Richard Golden should look into the history of voting rights in the U.S. to gain some insight as to what the framers of the Constitution believed. The framers’ solution to "tyranny of the majority" is the Electoral College.

I do agree partially, though, with his last paragraph. For our representatives to blindly adhere to party lines as the Democrats have done for years has led our country away from what the founders intended.

JESSE GOUEDY

retired firefighter

Hammond