The Republican National Committee has provided the perfect example of why I am no longer a Republican, and haven’t been since summer of 2016. And why it is hard to imagine I ever again will be.
The New York Times reports that the Republican National Committee (RNC) voted to censure Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for participating in the Congressional investigation into the January 6 attack on the Capitol. Even worse, the RNC went further and characterized the assault as legitimate political discourse.
Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chairwoman said this. “They [Cheney and Kinzinger] crossed a line…They chose to join Nancy Pelosi in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse that had nothing to do with violence at the Capitol.”
The resolutions passed by voice vote (typical of cowards) without any noticeable dissent.
Perhaps Ronna McDaniel and the RNC are insane. Or maybe they really are as dumb as they sound; it is hard to tell, and really not worth the effort. Most likely they are simply lying cowards, cut from the same cloth as their hero, Donald J Trump.
Ms. Cheney who is running for re-election responded by saying “I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump. History will be their judge. I will never stop fighting for our constitutional republic. No matter what.”
Good for her.
Precious few elected Republicans beside the usual suspects like Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell and Ben Sasse have been willing to stand up and tell the truth. The election wasn’t stolen; Trump inflamed the crowd on January 6 in a desperate attempt to keep himself in power.
It was a failure. Just like him.