While the current House impeachment hearings have many similarities to the Senate Watergate hearings in 1973, there is one glaring difference.

The Republicans on the Watergate committee, Sens. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., and Lowell Weicker, R-Conn., and minority counsel Fred Thompson, were interested in only one thing: Finding the truth. Many of the toughest questions asked during the hearings were asked by these men.

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By comparison, the Republicans on the current House committee have two goals: Criticizing the witnesses and defending the president. They are not concerned with finding the truth. It's partisanship over patriotism.

Howard Holmburg, Sun Prairie

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