Editor, Herald-Press:

Several months ago, on Feb. 13, following the conclusion of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley issued a statement, which read in part: “President Trump continued to argue that the election had been stolen even though the courts didn’t back up his claims. He belittled and harassed elected officials across the country to get his way. He encouraged his own, loyal vice president, Mike Pence, to take extraordinary and unconstitutional actions during the Electoral College count. My vote [to acquit] in this impeachment does nothing to excuse or justify those actions. There’s no doubt in my mind that President Trump’s language was extreme, aggressive, and irresponsible.”