Georgia Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and Representative Jody Hice have each taken an oath to support and defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Now each of them must fulfill that oath of office. The most basic right of every citizen is to vote in elections and to do so safely. In this era of millions of Americans being infected by Covid-19 and hundreds of thousands dying from that disease and with no vaccine or medical cure, voting safely means voting by mail. By his conduct, Donald Trump has shown that he intends to prevent voting by mail by any means possible. With the connivance of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Donald Trump is removing vital sorting equipment from post office locations throughout the United States, curtailing staff and even removing mail boxes in a massive effort to make voting by mail impossible. It is the duty of Senators Perdue and Loeffler and of Representative Hice to prevent Donald Trump and Louis DeJoy from succeeding in this very overt and deliberate effort to destroy the post office services as a means to prevent voting by mail. Senators Perdue and Loeffler and Representative Hice have no duty more important than protecting the right of Georgians and all other Americans to vote and to do so safely. Each of them has a choice: fulfill your oath of office and do your duty to prevent Trump and DeJoy from succeeding in this attack on the heart of our democracy, or betray your oath of office, your state and your country. Georgians are watching and will decide in November if Senators Perdue and Loeffler and Representative Hice deserve to be a US Senators or a Member of the House of Representatives or if they do not.
Bruce Menke Athens