In the aftermath of the chaos that was the 2020 Election, we saw numerous Republicans show their true colors. Ignoring the problems with the election results, they quickly jumped on the Joe Biden bandwagon. These Republicans (including Nikkie Haley and Bill Barr) turned on Donald Trump, who was fighting to protect our democracy. Some, including numerous Republicans in the House, took the extraordinary step of voting against Trump, blaming him (without evidence) for the events of January 6.
But two Republicans went even further than that. They decided it was appropriate to work with Democrats to lead yet another baseless and dishonest attack on Donald Trump. These RINOs are working with Pelosi to find unsubstantiated dirt on 45, in the desperate hope of barring him from running again. Sound familiar? It’s nothing more than another Russian hoax, a witch hunt 2.0.
Now, the GOP is fed up with these turncoats. And are slapping them with a rebuke.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) will reportedly move forward with a resolution on Friday to censure Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) for their conduct on the January 6 committee.
The resolution comes after clearing an RNC committee vote on Thursday and will likely “be approved by the RNC’s full body at its winter meeting on Friday,” according to Politico. Though the resolution will rebuke both lawmakers for their participation on the January 6 committee, it stopped short of expelling them from the Republican House conference…
“This is not about them being anti-Trump,” said Harmeet Dhillon. “There are plenty of other people in the party who are anti-Trump whose names don’t appear in the resolution. These two took specific action to defy party leadership.” [Source: Breitbart]
The Republican National Committee will be censuring Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger today for their involvement in Pelosi’s bogus January 6 “commission.” This vote is not about their stance against Donald Trump, but because they “defied party leadership” to participate in a pathetic charade led by Democrats.
It seems Cheney and Kinzinger did this, at first, because they thought they were saving their political careers. As I’ve said, numerous Republicans in D.C. turned on Trump after the election. It’s likely these two continued pushing, counting on the establishment to support them.
How did that work out? Illinois Democrats rewarded Kinzinger for his betrayal by erasing his congressional district. He was forced with running in a deeply blue district if he wanted to stay in Congress. He took the easy way out, though, announcing his retirement. Cheney, as has been widely reported, is facing a tough primary. Her Trump-backed rival is enjoying rising support.
And considering just how much Wyoming voters hate her, Cheney is sure to be voted out this year.
A censure doesn’t officially remove a person, but it is a powerful rebuke and a black mark on their reputation. Voters don’t like supporting a candidate that’s been censured by their own party. And it can make fundraising difficult.
But at least Cheney and Kinzinger made Nancy Pelosi happy. And I guess, in the end, that’s all that matters.
Author: Smith Jenkins