Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) can call for assassinating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) can sex traffick underage girls, but House Republicans won’t tolerate anyone who rejects Donald Trump’s election lies as Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) is doing.
Cheney is one of the few Republican lawmakers who has refused to repeat Trump’s lie that the election was stolen. She has acknowledged that Joe Biden won the 2020 race fair and square and that he is president.
And that’s why Republicans voted to expel her from her leadership role in the House on Wednesday morning, but not before Cheney delivered remarks in defense of democracy on Tuesday evening.
“Every one of us who has sworn the oath must act to prevent the unraveling of our democracy,” she said as Republicans booed and walked out. “This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar. I will not sit back and watch in silence while others lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law and joins the former President’s crusade to undermine our democracy.”
But Republicans are goosestepping down that very path as they fall in line with Trump in support of his lies, his treason, and his incitement of violent insurrection, all while seeking to rig future elections along the way.
Cheney rebuked them for being “complicit” with Trump behind closed doors according to Politico reporter Melanie Zanona on Twitter.
“If you want leaders who will enable and spread his destructive lies, I’m not your person, you have plenty of others to choose from,” she said. “That will be their legacy. We cannot let the former president drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy. But I promise you this, after today, I will be leading the fight to restore our party and our nation to conservative principles, to defeating socialism, to defending our republic, to making the GOP worthy again of being the party of Lincoln.”
Ignoring her warning, Republicans then voted to remove her from her position as conference chair, cementing their fealty to Trump and demonstrating once and for all that they hate democracy and truth.
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