How did you vote?
The Republican National Committee is a clutch of craven cowards. The RNC voted Friday 02-04-22 to formally censure Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for “actions in their positions as members of the January 6th Select Committee not befitting Republican members of Congress.”
Blaska, a dues-paying Republican of 30 years, wants to know how Wisconsin’s three RNC members voted. Party executive director Mark Jefferson responded:
“How’s everything at the Stately Manor, Dave? I believe it passed on a quick voice vote. … The censure was pushed by RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, and the vote was overwhelming, passing without any public debate. It took all of one minute.”
Poisoning the pooch takes all of one minute. A quick voice vote — instead of a roll call — is how cowards avoid taking responsibility. The RNC called out Cheney and Kinzinger by name. Blaska calls out WI National Committeewoman Maripat Krueger, National Committeeman Tom Schreibel, and state Party Chairman Paul Farrow. How did you vote? This state GOP convention delegate demands accountability.
If the Wisconsin GOP has become the party of conspiracy, recrimination, and Trump, say so. If our RNC members bucked the insurrectionists, stand tall like Mike Pence:
“President Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election. The presidency belongs to the American people, and the American people alone. Frankly, there is almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American President.”
The action of the mob on January 6 was an indefensible disgrace. … It is wrong to minimize or excuse what happened that day. Republicans who did nothing to encourage the mob — and there are many such Republicans — need not wear a hair shirt over January 6, but when they choose to talk about it, they should tell the unsparing truth.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The RNC would rather not. Leaders lead. Cowards hide behind voice votes.