When sworn into office U.S. senators took an oath, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;”

Recent events have made it quite clear that our nation is under attack from enemies both foreign and domestic. There is no doubt that the Russians interfered with our elections and little doubt that members of the Donald Trump team colluded with them in the process. These actions without question, attack our Constitution and the foundation of our democracy.

My question is - are Iowa's U.S. senators going to take their oath seriously? Are they going to defend our country or Donald Trump?

Their colleague, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona has decided to lead the way. He supports the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to expose and prosecute those who are responsible. I would contend that collusion with a foreign adversary to sway an election is synonymous with treason.

That said, how do we classify refusing or failing to keep the solemn oath to defend the United States of America?

Dennis Olson

Long Grove