SALT LAKE CITY — Robert Redford recently penned an editorial for The Washington Post in which he said that the United States needs to defend democracy — just not through impeachment.
Redford, who created the Sundance Film Festival that kicks off this week, wrote for the Post that today’s political scene in Washington is filled with “partisan politics, blind loyalty and extreme, outdated ideologies.”
Though he doesn’t name President Donald Trump specifically, Redford said these problems of partisan divide can’t be fixed by impeachment or even special counsel Robert Mueller's report.21 comments on this story
- “Our most powerful tool is still the electoral process,” he wrote. “We must not be distracted from the opportunity we have in 2020 to reject hatred and division and choose civility and progress. Let’s not talk about impeachment or put all our hopes on the special counsel: The former is mired in Washington politics, and the latter will be once the report is released. Let’s stay focused on taking back our country with the power of our votes.”
He said it’s important to start thinking about these issues now.
- “If we have learned anything from the past two elections, it’s that we have to focus energy early and consistently on the right candidates and issues — locally and nationally — to rescue our democracy," he wrote.