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Liz Cheney managed to hang onto her job after voting to impeach Donald Trump, but she hasn’t been having a great month. Compounding matters is her curious choice to reinforce liberal stereotypes of Republicans this week. During an online meeting hosted by the Reagan Institute yesterday, Cheney decided to chime in on how she thinks the GOP needs to polish up its brand. She insisted that the Republican Party needs to make it clear that “we’re not the party of white supremacy.” While I’m pretty sure nobody actually wants to be the party of white supremacy, her remarks were all the more confusing because she was saying this in the context of responding to the January 6 Capitol Hill riot. So how is she managing to conflate these two topics? (NY Times)
Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican, on Tuesday called on her party to “make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy,” arguing that elected Republicans must forcefully condemn those responsible for the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
“It’s very important for us to ignore the temptation to look away” from the attack, Ms. Cheney said during a virtual foreign policy event hosted by the Reagan Institute. “It’s very important, especially for us as Republicans, to make clear that we aren’t the party of white supremacy.”
“You saw the symbols of Holocaust denial, for example, at the Capitol that day; you saw the Confederate flag being carried through the rotunda, and I think we as Republicans in particular, have a duty and an obligation to stand against that, to stand against insurrection.”
How is this supposed to be helpful? Cheney is one of the highest-ranking members of the House GOP caucus. We don’t need her going around and repeating the talking points of Democrats and the liberal media. Is she just trying to continue to go to war with her own party even after Donald Trump is gone from office? I’m not trying to sound like Joe Biden here, but… where’s the unity, Liz?
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