An Open Letter to Charles Grassley
Dear Senator Grassley:
Senator Grassley, the signers of the Declaration of Independence accounted their honor “sacred” and did what they did mindful of how posterity would judge them. I am confident that, however long it takes, American democracy will ultimately survive this shameful authoritarian episode that is Trump and Trumpism, and when it does, those who abetted it will be viewed as cowardly at best, treasonous at worst. Will you not do that for which the generations will remember you as an honorable and courageous man, instead of as someone who sold his dignity and reputation for an eighth Senate term?
By Robert Katz
Robert Katz served as a staff attorney and supervising attorney at the California Supreme Court from 1993-2018. Before that he was in private practice representing public agencies, and worked as a newspaper reporter covering local government in Santa Cruz County.