It looks like a slam dunk that Liz Cheney will be ousted from her House leadership position over her ongoing skirmishes with President Trump and her contempt for over 70 million Americans who voted for him. Now the RINOs are fuming.
The vote to remove the Wyoming congresswoman as House Republican Conference Chair, (the third-ranking spot) is coming as early as this week. Now Cheney’s allies have taken to the airwaves on the Sunday morning “news” shows to mount a last-ditch effort to save her.
Much to the dismay of the remnants of the Bush-McCain-Romney establishment, the resilient Trump has survived a concerted and vicious campaign to demonize him. The so-called “insurrection” at the Capitol couldn’t prevent him from remaining a powerful force in the party. That’s because ordinary voters reject corporate globalism and the endless wars championed by the likes of Cheney.
Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, like Cheney, has joined the Democrats on their impeachment suicide mission. He opened another front at CBS where he appeared on Face The Nation to wail in frustration. There he compared the GOP to the HMS Titanic and a bizarro reference to Trump and women’s clothing.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) likens GOP to “Titanic”: “We’re in the middle of this slow sink. We have a band playing on the deck, telling everybody it’s fine, and meanwhile Donald Trump’s running around, trying to find women’s clothing and get on the first lifeboat.” pic.twitter.com/L7Wjy87ngV
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 9, 2021
“Right now, it’s basically the Titanic. We’re like, you know, in this in the middle of this slow sink, we have a band playing on the deck telling everybody it’s fine. And meanwhile, as I’ve said, you know, Donald Trump’s running around trying to find women’s clothing and get on the first lifeboat,” whined Kinzinger.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is a Republican who presides over a state whose largest city, Baltimore, is more violent than a third world hellhole. Nonetheless he griped that dislodging Cheney was the equivalent of a “circular firing squad” on NBC’s Meet The Press.
WATCH: @GovLarryHogan reacts to GOP's move to oust Liz Cheney from House leadership & says "it's sort of a circular firing squad where we're just attacking our own party."
"It just bothers me that you have to swear fealty to the 'Dear Leader' or you get kicked out the party." pic.twitter.com/22khoNvQNI
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 9, 2021
“Well, it’s sort of a circular firing squad where we’re just attacking members of our own party, instead of focusing on solving problems or standing up and having an argument that, that, that we can debate the Democrats on some of the things that the Biden administration is pushing through,” said Hogan whose state borders the swamp.
Cheney also got some love from the Democrats including Rep. James Clyburn, the engineer of Joe Biden’s resurrection in last year’s South Carolina primaries, where he brought him back from the political graveyard.
As is everything with Clyburn, it came down to race. The House Majority whip spat venom at Mitch McConnell like a poisonous toad during a chat with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State Of The Union.
“This Republican Party is losing its way on all fronts and Mitch McConnell is contributing to that in a big way,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn reacts to Sen. McConnell stating that 100% of his focus is standing up to the Biden administration. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/FHkUJzuy0m
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) May 9, 2021
“This Republican Party is losing its way on all fronts, and Mitch McConnell is contributing to that in a big way,” said Clyburn
He added “This party, Republican Party, today is showing so much dishonor to the people who made it possible, the people who, down from Abraham Lincoln, kept this party alive on the basis of anti-slavery, which itself was a big lie, and now they’re perpetuating it. Now, they talk a lot about cancel culture. This is the classic cancel culture. They are perpetrating that which they argue that they are against,” once again demonstrating how the race card is the only one in his deck.
Providing a counter to all of the white-knighting for Cheney was Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana who heads up the Republican Study Committee. He told NBC’s Todd that she, “has failed in her mission as the chief spokeswoman for our party. We are almost entirely unified on this issue, except for Liz Cheney,” emphasizing the importance of unifying against Biden’s radical policies.
He concluded, “any leader who is not focused on that … at this point needs to be replaced.”
When it comes to Beltway royalty there are few who have carried such longtime clout as Cheney’s father, former vice president Dick Cheney. And RINOs have open contempt for all who live outside of the D.C. Beltway.
Like Cheney, they would rather lose elections in order to retain their power and wage foreign wars, even if it destroys both the Republican party and the USA.
Cheney is far from the only “Republican” who needs to be replaced.