“We should not be embracing the former president.”
Of all the Republican leaders who dared to speak up against Trump, Rep. Liz Cheney is one of the front-line workers.
The lone Congresswoman from Wyoming and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is one of the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump for his involvement in the Capitol Hill attack.
By standing against Trump, Rep. Liz Cheney faced the backlash of the pro-Trump faction of the Republican party. Despite everything, the 54-years-old lawmaker from the “Cowboy State” stood her ground and faced everything with courage.
Now, as the situation stands, pro-Trump Republicans are trying to kick Liz Cheney out of Congress. How did Liz Cheney try to go against Trump? Let’s see.
Liz Cheney: Bringing Trump to Justice
Rep. Liz Cheney has emerged as the leader of the anti-Trump group of the Republican party. Cheney wants the Republicans to get rid of Donald Trump once and for all.
When Trump went wild in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential elections, Liz Cheney was the one who insisted that Congress should not intervene in the election certification process.
As a matter of fact, she introduced a memo in the Congress seeking Republicans’ support for the purpose.
However, the pro-Trump faction ensured that no such legislation was passed by Congress, and almost two-thirds of Republicans voted against it.
Liz Cheney was overly-optimistic on this memo. She thought that she could get ample support from the Republicans. However, she was never supported by them.
This thing was confirmed after a week, when only ten Republicans, including her, voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment.
Republicans Attempt to Oust Cheney Amid Going Against Trump
Voting against Trump was perceived as an anti-Republican move by many of the Republicans.
An anti-Cheney rally was carried out in Washington, led by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz. Wyoming Republicans even voted to censure Liz Cheney for her attempt to vote to impeach Trump.
Before the censure, Cheney survived the House Republicans Conference, who voted 145-61 in her favor in her impeachment vote.
These efforts by the Republican lawmakers speak volumes about the values of the Republicans, who can go the extra mile to defend their political boss Donald Trump.
During his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, former President Donald Trump termed Liz Cheney and other anti-Trump Republican leaders as RINO, meaning “Republicans in name only.”
Trump urged the Republican voters not to vote for Liz Cheney or others who voted to impeach him in the House of Representatives.
To add insult to the injury, a GOP senator from Wyoming is already preparing to run against Rep. Liz Cheney in 2022.
Anthony Bouchard posted a picture on his Twitter account with an empty chair and the name of Liz written on it.
He was suggesting that Liz Cheney will not be winning the state in the next election. Trump-supporting Bouchard also suggests that Republicans are pulling up their socks to end the political career of Liz Cheney.
Cheney: A Wake-up Call for Republicans
Liz Cheney has repeatedly called on the Republican leaders to recognize the damage done by Donald Trump to the country and the party during the last four years.
Despite Liz Cheney’s wake-up call for the Republicans, Republicans are not ready to accept the damage done.
In this civil war inside the Republican Party between the traditionalists and loyalists, the Trump loyalists still seem to win by a wide margin.
Recently, USA Today and Suffolk conducted a poll to determine the loyalty of the Republicans; almost 46% of Republican leaders and Republican voters say that they would leave the Republican Party and join whichever party Donald Trump forms.
Amid this situation, Liz Cheney stands no chance against the Republican mafia.
Republicans need more leaders like Liz Cheney, who can call “a spade a spade, not a big spoon,”
Liz Cheney did the right job by speaking against the moral meltdown of former president Donald Trump.
Republicans need to understand that their future lies beyond Donald Trump, who is now eyeing to enter the major ranks of the Republican party once again.
However, the Republicans seem to ignore reality to the maximum possible extent.
The Republicans’ blind support of Donald Trump will alienate the honest leaders from the party, which will be a major loss for the Republicans.
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