Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Credit: John Raoux / AP

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I welcome and applaud Sen. Susan Collins’ clarion call for Congress to unite against Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine. But I believe it will be a case of speaking out of both sides of her mouth if she and her colleagues in Congress do not also move to bring Donald Trump’s arguably treasonous comments and actions to a hard stop.

His remarks, echoed on Fox News and social media, aid the enemy, inappropriately rally his supporters, and undermine President Joe Biden’s efforts to unite America in the face of the illegitimate invasion of Ukraine. Allowing Trump to crow about Putin’s “savvy,” using the First Amendment as cover, is simply hypocrisy.

Joline Godfrey

Tenants Harbor