Cheney excommunicated from Republican leadership for Trump criticism

  

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Via:  hallux  •  one month ago  •  61 comments

By:   David Morgan & Susan Cornwell - Reuters

Cheney excommunicated from Republican leadership for Trump criticism

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U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Wednesday voted to remove Liz Cheney from their leadership, punishing her for criticizing former President Donald Trump’s false claims that last year’s election was stolen from him through election fraud.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, voted in January to impeach Trump on a charge that he incited an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

In recent days the House No. 3 Republican Cheney said the false claims of a stolen election were "poisoning our democratic system" and that anyone who makes such a claim is "spreading THE BIG LIE.

It was not yet clear when House Republicans will choose a replacement for Cheney in the position of party conference chair, who helps develop Republican positions on legislation and assists rank-and-file members on an array of issues.

Trump and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy have touted Representative Elise Stefanik as the next conference head. But she has drawn criticism from some Republicans for a voting record that they portray as being out of step with conservatives.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    one month ago

Seems the Party that freed the slaves under Lincoln have become the Party that has turned themselves into slaves under Trump. History is sardonic by nature.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Hallux @1    one month ago
Seems the Party that freed the slaves under Lincoln have become the Party that has turned themselves into slaves under Trump. History is sardonic by nature.

No republican apologist can claim independent thought in the republican party anymore. 

All republicans have been shown that they must toe the line and only think what their masters tell them to think.

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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1    one month ago

TDS isn't much of a qualification to be in a leadership position.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2    one month ago

How is that when she sided with trumpturd on everything else?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2.2  Ender  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.1    one month ago

Makes me think that gop supporters don't care about facts or records. Only fealty.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.2.3  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2    one month ago

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Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.2.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2    one month ago
TDS isn't much of a qualification to be in a leadership position.

It is for Cheney.  She overcame the disease, and the rest of the republican party punished her for it.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
1.2.5  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2    one month ago

TDS = trump dick sucking. so I guess you're right, this time. help us get rid of the rest.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.6  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.2.5    one month ago

"TDS = trump dick sucking. so I guess you're right, this time. help us get rid of the rest."

They can't seem to remove their lips from his ass or their heads from up it or . . . . 

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
1.2.7  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2    one month ago
TDS ...

You think Liz Cheney is the one being irrational??

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.8  Vic Eldred  replied to  TᵢG @1.2.7    one month ago

Obviously. She represents what Trump taught us was wrong with the GOP. People who valued lofty principles so much that they were easily defeated in elections.

Move over John McCain and Mitt Romney, make way for Liz Cheney. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
1.2.9  TᵢG  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.8    one month ago
People who valued lofty principles so much that they were easily defeated in elections.

Now that is revealing.   You actually support people abandoning (or lacking) personal integrity so as to win elections.   What a great way to keep a bunch of lying, narcissistic, power-grabbing career politicians in office.  

It is one thing for the electorate to cause this to occur due to apathy and ignorance.   But to knowingly seek those who will win regardless of integrity is sickening.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.2.10  pat wilson  replied to  TᵢG @1.2.9    one month ago
(TiG)   You actually support people abandoning (or lacking) personal integrity so as to win elections. 
(Vic)    what Trump taught us

trump is their daddy, end of story.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     one month ago

The Republican Party is a strong proponent of ''cancel culture''. Tell the truth and get canceled. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
2.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  Kavika @2    one month ago

Irony is not currently one of their fortés.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
2.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @2    one month ago

meh, that's what happens when the goose-stepping gets out of sync. on the plus side, watching those morons continuously shoot themselves in the feet is very entertaining. their future social humiliation will be hilarious and epic. tough shit.

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Participates
3  evilgenius    one month ago

This was a foregone conclusion. Trump runs the party and anyone not onboard will get dumped. Rumor has it that a letter will come out tomorrow signed by at least 100 Republicans demanding the Party officially dump Trump or they will form a new one. Grab your popcorn....

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
3.1  seeder  Hallux  replied to  evilgenius @3    one month ago

popcorn and Scotch!

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
3.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Hallux @3.1    one month ago

       ContentEsteemedDuck.webp

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
3.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  evilgenius @3    one month ago

Apparently none of them are currently elected officials though, which means it will be of little consequence. 

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Participates
3.2.1  evilgenius  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3.2    one month ago
Apparently none of them are currently elected officials though, which means it will be of little consequence.

That was my first impression, but upon more reflection I'm certain it won't win Republicans more votes. Also depending on how vocal this establishment party is during the run up to the mid-terms and beyond it could depress the Republican vote count some. Will it be enough to benefit Democrats remains to be seen as Republican state houses have the rights now to redraw district lines and 11 states have now passed new voting restriction laws. FiveThirtyEight reports that right now Dems have a slight edge in mid-term voting enthusiasm, but it's still way too early to tell. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
4  seeder  Hallux    one month ago

Just in case a Trumpist shows up, which I strongly doubt:

"I know the topic, Mr. Speaker, is cancel culture; I have some thoughts about that, but tonight, I rise to discuss freedom and our constitutional duty to protect it.

Mr. Speaker, I have been privileged to see firsthand how powerful and how fragile freedom is. 28 years ago, I stood outside a polling place, a schoolhouse in western Kenya. Soldiers had chased away people who were lined up to vote. A few hours later, they came streaming back in, risking further attack, undaunted in their determination to exercise their right to vote. In 1992, I sat across the table from a young mayor in ... Russia. And I listened to him talk of his dream of liberating his nation from communism. Years later, for his dedication to the cause of freedom, Boris Nemtsov was assassinated by  Vladimir Putin 's thugs. In Warsaw, in 1990, I listened to a young Polish woman tell me that her greatest fear was that people would forget. They would forget what it was like to live under Soviet domination. That they would forget the price of freedom. Three men, an immigrant who escaped Castro's totalitarian regime, a young man who grew up behind the Iron Curtain and became his country's minister of defense, and a dissident who spent years in the Soviet gulag have all told me it was the miracle of America, captured in the words of President Ronald Reagan, that inspired them. And I have seen the power of faith and freedom. I listened to Pope John Paul II speak to thousands in Nairobi in 1985. And 19 years later, I watched the same pope take my father's hand, look in his eyes, and say God bless America.

God has blessed America, Mr. Speaker. But our freedom only survives if we protect it. If we honor our oath, taken before God in this chamber, to support and defend the constitution. If we recognize threats to freedom when they arise.

Today, we face a threat America has never seen before. A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol in an effort to steal the election has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him. He risks inciting further violence.

Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. They have heard only his words but not the truth. As he continues to undermine our democratic process, sowing seeds of doubt about whether democracy really works at all.

I am a conservative Republican and the most conservative of conservative principles is reverence for the rule of law.

The Electoral College has voted. More than 60 state and federal courts, including multiple judges the former president appointed, have rejected his claims.

The Trump Department of Justice investigated the former president's claims of widespread fraud and found no evidence to support them.

The election is over.

That is the rule of law.

That is our constitutional process.

Those who refuse to accept the rulings of our courts are at war with the Constitution.

Our duty is clear. Every one of us who has sworn the oath must act to prevent the unraveling of our democracy.

This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans.

Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar. I will not participate in that. I will not sit back and watch in silence while others lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law and joins the former president's crusade to undermine our democracy.

As the party of Reagan, Republicans have championed democracy, won the cold war and defeated the Soviet communists. Today, America is on the cusp of another cold war. This time with communist China. Attacks against our democratic process and the rule of law empower our adversaries and feed communist propaganda that American democracy is a failure.

 We must speak the truth. Our election was not stolen and America has not failed.

I received a message last week from a Gold Star father who said standing up for the truth honors all who gave all. We must all strive to be worthy of the sacrifice of those who have died for our freedom. They are the patriots Katharine Lee Bates described in the words of "America the Beautiful," when she wrote, "oh beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life." 

Ultimately, Mr. Speaker, this is at the heart of what our oath requires: That we love our country more. That we love her so much that we will stand above politics to defend her. That we will do everything in our power to protect our Constitution and our freedom that has been paid for by the blood of so many.

We must love America so much that we will never yield in her defense. That is our duty. Thank you."

Liz Cheney

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
4.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Hallux @4    one month ago

How dare Liz tell the truth.  No wonder she isn't welcomed in the GQP anymore.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
4.1.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4.1    one month ago

Easy there, remember she voted and went along with Trump on damn near everything, be careful not to paint her as too sympathetic a character. She is still a hardcore conservative who supports everything just shy of deifying Trump.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Thrawn 31 @4.1.1    one month ago

Yeah, I don't give a shit about Liz Cheney now or ever.  

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Masters Guide
4.1.3  Thrawn 31  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.2    one month ago

Me neither, she is just a barometer for how far the GOP has fallen into the cult of personality.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Thrawn 31 @4.1.3    one month ago

No matter how low the gqp sinks, every day  they find a way to sink lower.

What a cesspool the gqp is!  A stinking rotten fetid cesspool.  They're dead, just refuse to admit it.  

 
 
 
Duck Hawk
Freshman Silent
4.1.5  Duck Hawk  replied to  Tessylo @4.1.2    one month ago

I just think it's pretty shitty of them to oust her for voting her conscience. What will Republicans do when one of them votes the way their constituents want them to and it goes against party lines? Will they oust that person to, for siding with the people they represent?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.1.6  Tessylo  replied to  Duck Hawk @4.1.5    one month ago

Everything they do is shitty.  They don't give a shit about the folks they're supposed to represent.  They only give a shit about themselves.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2  TᵢG  replied to  Hallux @4    one month ago
Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar. I will not participate in that. I will not sit back and watch in silence while others lead our party down a path that abandons the rule of law and joins the former president's crusade to undermine our democracy.

Indeed.    It is staggering the damage Trump has done to the R party.   What is worse is the lack of integrity among the R officials and politicians and the seeming lack of integrity / knowledge / intelligence of the R electorate.   Without their compliance, Trump would have not been able to do such damage.   With their continued compliance, Trump will inflict more damage on the party.

This is pathetic to behold.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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4.2.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  TᵢG @4.2    one month ago

What's horrifying is that the Republicans American Fascists are very close to achieving their goal of installing a White-supremacist, patriarchal dictatorship.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @4.2.1    one month ago

Cute, Republican American Fascists.

lol!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @4.2.1    one month ago

very close to installing a white supremacist, patriarchal dictatorship???

Do tell me more of this fantasy!!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
4.2.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TᵢG @4.2    one month ago

Lack of integrity, yes, but you omitted mentioning lack of principles as well.  

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
4.2.5  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.2.4    one month ago

Add that to the list.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
5  JBB    one month ago

I hope the gop keeps doing what they've been doing. 

Losing!

 
 
 
MrFrost
PhD Principal
6  MrFrost    one month ago

Moral of the story? 

"The truth will not be allowed in the GOP."

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
7  Bob Nelson    one month ago

The objective of the Republican American Fascist Party is clear: a White-supremacist, patriarchal dictatorship.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @7    one month ago

in your dreams

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
7.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1    one month ago

nightmare

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @7.1.1    one month ago

No, dreams, because it simply is made up bullshit.

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Principal
7.1.3  Bob Nelson  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.2    one month ago
  • voter suppression
  • militarization of the police
  • institutional racism
  • church-state miscegenation
  • Great Leader authoritarianism
  • kinder küche kirche
  • .......

... the  Republican American Fascist program today! 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Bob Nelson @7.1.3    one month ago

[deleted]

[nice mix of personal skirting and meta]

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.1.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  Bob Nelson @7.1.3    one month ago
  • divisive raist identity politics
    Rioting & violence
    media lies & censorship
    indoctrination
    slander
    shameful blogs


    ....the democrat Socialist totalitarian program today!

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
8  seeder  Hallux    one month ago

Had to lurv McCarthy today: "No one is questioning the legitimacy of the vote." Man speaks with a forked foot in his mouth.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @8    one month ago

Sounds like a deflection from Biden's failed border policies.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
8.1.11  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1    one month ago

Thread removed for no value. Stop the slap fight, only warning.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
Professor Expert
9  Hal A. Lujah    one month ago

This reminds me of all the stories of employees being fired from their jobs in Catholic schools when it is found out that they are LGBTQ.  As much as I like any excuse to bash religion, I’m never critical of these events because these people knew up front what kind of rats nest they were engaging with.  No sympathy, Liz.  You chose to live among vermin, you paid the price.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

NEWS FROM BUZZ OF THE ORIENT IN CHINA

CCP leader XI Jinping has just announced that he is awarding the American Republican Party with the Chairman Mao Medal for Effective Stifling of Dissent.

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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10    one month ago

Of course the Repubican attempts to stifle the casting of ballots also had something to do with it.  

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
10.2  Ronin2  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10    one month ago

Seems that Xi missed the boat on Google, Twitter, Face Book, Instagram, the main stream media, and the Democratic Party.

 

 
 
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