As Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress continue to distort, slander, and undermine all the democratic institutions, norms, and principles Americans once took for granted, many wonder where we as a nation will go from here. “Beyond policy disagreements and partisan gamesmanship, there is something much more fundamental hanging in the balance. Will we remain faithful to our country’s core values?”
Yates is best known for serving briefly as Trump’s acting attorney general.
Though she never mentions Trump by name in her op-ed, Yates makes it clear what is at stake under his presidency.
This principle is under far greater attack than most Americans are registering right now.
Yates also calls on Congress to hold Trump accountable for his attacks on truth and fact. Trump cannot continue to politicize and discredit the rule of law – or the cracks in our democracy will only grow.