A bipartisan group of former senators put together an open letter urging current lawmakers to become ‘zealous guardians’ of America’s democracy

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A bipartisan group of 44 former US senators put together a letter to the current US Senate, saying the nation is “at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake.” The senators addressed the letter to their colleagues and warned of an imminent and troubling intersection of national and international challenges, spurred in part by President Donald Trump’s turbulent first years in office. They say that the Senate must stand up and help the nation face the tough times ahead. 

A bipartisan group of former senators wrote an open letter in The Washington Post calling for the current Senate to be “steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy.”

“As former members of the US Senate, Democrats and Republicans, it is our shared view that we are entering a dangerous period, and we feel an obligation to speak up about serious challenges to the rule of law, the Constitution, our governing institutions and our national security,” they wrote.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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