Republican Cheney warns U.S. democracy remains under threat
By: Katharine Jackson (MSN)
Another political snow job being imposed onto the public. It's not Trump who is damaging American's trust in democracy - or - trust in government.
Everyone has heard of Nancy Pelosi, right? Pelosi has been called the most influential and powerful politician in Washington D.C. Pelosi has the power to set the legislative agenda, decide what can and cannot be in a bill, what bills can be debated and receive a vote. Pelosi has the power to impeach a President.
Nancy Pelosi received 280,000 votes during the 2020 election. Which may be more votes than Pelosi has received during her entire career. Donald Trump received 264 times more votes than did Nancy Pelosi during the 2020 election. Joe Biden received 289 times more votes than did Nancy Pelosi during the 2020 election. Every Senator has received many times more votes than did Nancy Pelosi. And Nancy Pelosi received more votes than Liz Cheney's 185,000 votes.
Representatives of the House are elected with about 0.1 pct of the votes from the national electorate. No House member can ever represent a majority of the country's voters; that is mathematically impossible. No House member can ever represent more than 0.23 pct (that's less than a quarter of one percent) of the population of the United States.
How can someone like Liz Cheney, who received such a tiny number of votes, lecture the country about democracy? The House of Representatives depends upon being an autocratic institution otherwise the country would not be as screwed up as it is.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Liz Cheney warned that the nation's democratic system is threatened by ongoing efforts to deny the legitimacy of Donald Trump's 2020 election loss.
"People must pay attention. People must watch, and they must understand how easily our democratic system can unravel if we don't defend it," Cheney said during an interview broadcast on CBS Sunday Morning, days before Congress' official probe of the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the Capitol begins public hearings.
Cheney, a vocal critic of Trump who voted to impeach him, is one of two Republicans serving on the committee. She warned that Trump continues to damage trust in American democracy by repeating his false claims that his loss was the result of widespread fraud.
Those claims have been repeatedly debunked by courts, state and local election officials and members of Trump's own administration.
"It's an ongoing threat," Cheney said of the efforts to undercut confidence in elections. "It is extremely broad. It's extremely well organized. It's really chilling."
The House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the attacks will hold a prime time hearing at 8 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT June 10) on Thursday, the committee announced. It will be the first of six public hearings, set for June 13, 15, 16, 21 and June 23, according to media reports.
With seven Democrats and two Republicans, the panel has spent much of the past year investigating the events preceding and driving the attack by thousands of Trump supporters, who stormed the building in a failed bid to prevent Congress from formally certifying his 2020 election loss to now-President Joe Biden.
Cheney was once the third most powerful Republican in Washington. She was ousted from leadership after repudiating Trump's false claims that the election had been stolen. Trump has endorsed a challenger to Cheney in Wyoming's August primary.
Liz Cheney only has a seat in the House because 185,000 Wyoming voters elected her.
Just like with every elected representative in congress, Liz won the majority of votes in her congressional district.
Democracy, it seems, has no place in the House of Representatives.
We are not a pure democracy, we are a constitutional republic. That means we are a 'representative democracy' where individual citizens are not directly voting on laws themselves but delegating that task to the citizens who win elections to represent citizens in specific districts.
Autocratic democracy really is an oxymoron.
And anyone that believes we live in an autocracy is just a regular moron.
I didn't know power is suppose to come from how many votes it took to get elected....s/
Then Cheney's opinion isn't any more important than my opinion.
Actually it isn’t except as a congresswoman she gets to vote on legislation that can control your life. Other than that, her opinion is no more or less important than yours.
Hey, I didn't set up how your nation is run, discuss it with the Founders.
Yes, that confuses a lot of people. Particularly those who look to Europe for how government should function.
The United States was deliberately created so that Liz Cheney's opinion is no more important than my opinion. That's an intentional feature and not a flaw.
Seems Cheney likes taking her marching orders from Pelosi. Since she is no longer a Republican, maybe should become a Democrat?
The Jan 6th committee has overstepped their bounds. They were supposed to be narrowly focused on the events surrounding Jan 6th; and how to prevent it from happening again. Instead of doing their damn jobs they have turned into another Trump lynch mob. Their job isn't examining the elections; or what the Trump has said about them. They refuse to question Pelosi or Mayor of DC- both of whom turned down Trump's offer of 20,000 National Guard troops in writing before Jan 6th. Why?
Cheney is correct our US Democracy remains under threat so long as she, and her TDS driven Democrat committee members, remain in office. When Republicans assume power at midterms they need to strip all involved- including Pelosi- of all committee assignments. They can serve our the remainder of their terms, or careers, with no more power than their single vote can grant.
Seems to me ol donald was the center of it all.
When Republicans assume power at midterms they need to strip all involved- including Pelosi- of all committee assignments. They can serve our the remainder of their terms, or careers, with no more power than their single vote can grant.
Nothing says saving the republic by taking away power from those you don't like....
You know, you say all this yet I bet you back Durham and backed all of Gowdy's investigations.
Liz Cheney only has a seat in the House because 185,000 Wyoming voters elected her. And Liz Cheney's over inflated ego justifies her outrageous impudence in lecturing the country about democracy?
Democracy, it seems, has no place in the House of Representatives. Autocratic democracy really is an oxymoron. These self important politicians are actually worried about too much democracy taking away their autocratic control over the country.