After being hammered by party leaders ranging from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to Donald Trump, on Wednesday Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was trying to convince Republicans why she should stay in her leadership role in the Republican Party as the House conference chair and why she believes that the positions she’s taken are correct.
But what she did to supposedly reach out to Republicans says everything about how wrong she is.
Did she go on Fox to try to convince people? Maybe write a piece for them? Nope. She went to the subscription Washington Post, the haven of liberalism, to write up her case.
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Is she really that clueless? That would actually say a lot about where her head is at.
Or is it that the move really isn’t about appealing to Republicans but, like Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), always trying to look good for Democrats, from their point of view?
Now, Cheney claims to be a conservative. But any conservative would realize that we are now in an existential battle with Democrats for the soul of our nation, with Democrats throwing everything against the wall to grab control of every aspect of government. If they are able to do that, we will see a lot of our freedoms go away. Each and every Republican needs to be on the same page and ready to stand against that, especially leadership, as Bonchie wrote earlier.
But Cheney is stuck in a loop of trying to attack President Donald Trump, which she did throughout her WaPo piece. When she’s doing that – when that’s her focus, she’s helping and giving ammo to the Democrats. But she doesn’t seem to get that. She’s essentially called her fellow Republicans liars for having an issue with her, yet she thinks that she should still be in leadership. That takes a lot of gall.
If you care about Republicans, you don’t go to a place that wishes them ill, like the Washington Post. That’s a place from which a multitudinous number of attacks were launched against Republicans including a very recent attack on Sen. Tim Scott (R-Sc). When you give them credence, you are turning a blind eye to that.
Who read and liked her piece? Hint: it wasn’t Republicans, but rather media, liberals, and Never Trumpers. When the WaPo is defending Cheney, you know you should be on the opposite side.
Republicans are gearing up to replace her, with a vote happening as early as next week. Republican leadership seems to have its sights on Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) as Cheney’s replacement.
Cheney’s right: Republicans are at a turning point. The point at which either you understand the danger the Democrats pose or you do not. And if you do not, you should not be in leadership.