Steve Banon's throwing himself at Trump's mercy after speaking truth to power, as presented in the Fire and Fury revelations, answers a central question: Why do Republicans kiss Trump's feet when over 60 percent of Americans believe Trump incompetent and/or unscrupulous?

Banon only bowed to Trump when his comments lost him (Mercer family) money, including his Breitbart platform and Banon's use of their Washington apartment. Simultaneously, at Camp David, Republican members of Congress groveled before Trump en masse to hold onto their re-election funding by 1 percent donors/ corporations like the Mercers and Adelsons. Reciprocally, these same donors made out like bandits with Trump's "middle class" Christmas tax cuts — before which Adelson had said he'd cut off all Republican funding if the tax cut failed.

We the People MA. supports two bills, MA. House #1926 and Sen. #379, to remove unlimited money from politics. Without voters fighting for fair representation, Trump's biased, authoritarian, personal-profit agenda, unchecked by Congress and abetted by Putin's assault on our elections, will leave us grovelling too.

Annie Hayes

Wareham