Hold Trump accountable in order to heal

Republican like Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, argue that the impeachment trial will increase partisan divisions [“Trump’s sway over GOP put to test,” Jan. 26]. Where were they the last four years when Donald Trump used the bully pulpit spreading disinformation to create unprecedented discord and partisan division in this country? Trump’s grand finale was the insurrection on Jan. 6.

Accountability is a necessary step for healing. Ask anyone who has been the victim of a crime. Our nation need to hold Trump accountable if we are ever to function as a united country again. It’s time to retire politicians like Rubio who care more about their party than the will-being of the nation and our Constitution.

Katherine Sutherland, M.D., Winter Haven