I'm fortunate enough to have a radio program on the air at this moment in history. Our country has only been at this political moment a few times, thankfully.

I am a supporter of President Trump. But long before I ever supported Donald Trump as a candidate, I was an American. Call me old fashioned, but I believe in America and I believe in our republic. We had the republic before we elected Donald Trump as our president and we will have it long after he has left the Oval Office.

I respect the process of removing the chief executive by Congressional action as laid out by the U.S. Constitution. I assume that same level of respect exists in the hearts and minds of the members in our Congress. When the House of Representatives starts the process to remove the legally elected President of the United States of America, I believe it is my duty as a citizen to pay attention to the hearings.

As the host of a radio program that focuses on current events, history, and politics, I know I have an additional responsibility to bring the Congressional hearings to the citizens of our republic.

I have been told the hearings are boring. I have been told the hearings are a sham. I have been told there are more important or at least more interesting things to talk about.

I disagree.

The hearings can only be judged by the people who listen to the questions and answers in the hearings.

My radio show is for the people who choose to take their citizenship seriously at this important moment in our republic.

Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at chris.mccarthy@townsquaremedia.com and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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