On Wednesday, a Scalise spokesperson released a statement supporting Cheney’s ouster and calling for Stefanik to switch her. “Home Republicans should be solely targeted on taking again the Home in 2022 and preventing towards Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical socialist agenda, and Elise Stefanik is strongly dedicated to doing that, which is why Whip Scalise has pledged to assist her for Convention Chair,” Lauren Superb mentioned in an announcement.
Trump, who’s backing Stefanik’s leadership bid, is thrilled with the shakeup. Stefanik voted against certification of the 2020 election, citing a sequence of fictional “irregularities” and different debunked claims, and Cheney has been a prime goal for Trump ever since she voted to question him over the Jan. 6 riot he impressed.
In response to the information that the GOP management staff had turned on her, Cheney spokesperson Jeremy Adler said, “Liz may have extra to say within the coming days. This second is about far more than a Home management battle.”
You’ll be able to say that once more. Quickly, all the Home Republican management staff will probably be in lockstep, spreading the Massive Lie of their effort to regain a Home majority. Their total caucus will probably be working in service of Trump, the baseless lies he has propagated about his 2020 loss, and a shared dedication to rejecting U.S. democracy and the desire of the folks.
As well as, the battle over Cheney’s seat in Wyoming will seemingly turn into the most high-profile proxy war between never-Trump institution Republicans and Trumpers, reality-based Republicans and alternative-fact Republicans, pro-democracy Republicans and fascist Republicans.
If Home Republicans as a bunch didn’t already symbolize an anti-democratic assault on the American experiment in constitutional democracy, they actually will now. And the destiny of Cheney’s seat alongside McCarthy’s means to safe a majority by demonstrating his fascist bona fides might function a harbinger of the place the nation is headed.