Editorial by the Outlook’s Dave Schmidt
(8-17-22) Yesterday Wyoming US Representative Liz Cheney joined seven other Republican politicians who will be out of office in January 2023. All eight voted to impeach President Donald Trump. Some lost in their primary…others decided not to run.
The eight out – Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Tom Rice of South Carolina, Peter Meijer of Michigan, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, John Katko of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio and Jamie Herrera Beutler of Washington state.
Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), a one-time ally of Donald Trump who became one of his most ardent Republican critics, is projected to lose her primary on Tuesday after a longshot bid to survive defying the former president and his influence over GOP voters
Cheney was defiant in her concession speech-
“Two years ago, I won this primary with 73% of the vote. I could easily have done the same again.”
“The path was clear. But it would have required that I go along with President Trump’s lie about the 2020 election. It would have required that I enable his ongoing efforts to unravel our democratic system and attack the foundations of our republic. That is a path I could not and would not take.”
“Tonight, Harriet Hageman received the most votes in this primary. She won. I called her to concede the race. This primary election is over. But now, the real work begins.”
Cheney and Illinois Rep Adam Kinzinger are both members of the one-sided January 6th committee to say that President Trump incited the incident at the Capitol building. Both Cheney and Kinzinger condemned the former President of crimes before the hearings even started and continue to claim they will keep him out of the White House a second time during the current meetings. Both will continue on the committee as lame ducks for the rest of the hearings.
Kinzinger in a recent WGN TV interview said-
“The party is like ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers.It’s not the party I ever joined. It’s around a person and it’s kind of creepy to be honest with you.”
From an article on the Business Insider –
Kinzinger on Tuesday said some Christian circles in the US have been equating former President Donald Trump with Jesus Christ, warning of “tribalistic” behavior that has led voters to “accept anything” to stay within their communities.
The two blame President Trump for their downfalls…but that was done by the voters and those who voted for them in the past. The two are outspoken for their hate of Trump and have decided they are the future heroes and can fix the Republican party. Instead of unifying the party they have cause a split for future years.
They are most likely not going to get a chance in the Republican party anytime soon. The best bet for the two is to start ‘The Lame Duck Party‘.