Pilloried for speaking out against the attempted coup
If some future national leader wants to update JFK’s book, Profiles in Courage, he should add a chapter on U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, who this weekend was censured by her Republican party in Wyoming. She is battling for the soul of a party against the likes of QAnon conspiracist Marjorie Taylor Greene. (Who is winning our on-line poll!)
Liz Cheney on Fox News Sunday 02-07-21:
“We are the party of Lincoln — not the party of QAnon or anti-semitism, or of Holocaust deniers or white supremacy or conspiracy theories … We believe in conservative principles and conservative values. We believe in the Constitution.
“When we think about what happened on January 6 … The single greatest threat to our republic is a President who will put his interests above the Constitution and above the national interests. We had a President who claimed the election was stolen and then apparently set about to steal it himself. …
“There is a massive criminal investigation underway … People will want to know exactly what the President was doing — whether the tweet he sent out calling Vice President Pence a coward while the attack was underway — whether that tweet was a premeditated effort to provoke violence. … We’ve never seen that kind of an assault by a President of the United States on another branch of government. That can never happen again.”
Blaska’s Bottom Line: You know the Republican “brand” is in trouble when Mike Pence is a branded a traitor for not unilaterally (and unconstitutionally) overturning the election.