This Republican woman is tough, really tough. Yet, she appears to stand alone in her conservative common sense, her respect for the government she serves, and a sense of right and wrong. Will any members of the Grand Old Party join her?
Immediately after they cast the Electoral College votes on January 6 and into the wee hours of the morning, a number of Republicans stood irate with Donald Trump for his attempted coup. Yet, in a surprisingly brief time, they were running down to kiss his Mar-a-Lago ring.
Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and fiction author and former talk show host Lynne Cheney. Growing up in that home, with two exceptionally tough parents, it was no surprise that she would go into government service and the Republican House leadership.
Unfortunately, the Republican Party has morphed around her. It transmuted itself into the Tea Party and now the Donald Trump Party. Since then, there has been a fight between Trump with his authoritarian governing and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) big-business-the-wealthy-no-regular-people party for the leadership.
Cheney has appeared to be struggling to drag her party back to what it once was, closer to the Tea Party version. It was hard to recall when the Republicans and the Democrats used to negotiate and many were actually friends.
The congresswoman voted yes against Trump his second time around the impeachment block. Few had the courage to join her. She said then, according to The Huffington Post:
“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.’
Trump slurred her. His minion Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) went to her home state to rally against her. And she had already faced coming close to losing her leadership role.
This week Cheney fist-bumped President Joe Biden as he went down the aisle for his address to an abbreviated joint session of Congress. Donald Trump Jr. called her a “Democrat” for that act of respect and patriotism:
‘Breaking News: Donald Trump’s head explodes after seeing Liz Cheney enjoy a fist bump with President Joe Biden’
Breaking News: Donald Trump’s head explodes after seeing Liz Cheney enjoy a fist bump with President Joe Biden. 😂 pic.twitter.com/csbvgj53mH
— Darby Desper (@PlatoPox) April 30, 2021
‘“Republican” warmonger Liz Cheney gives Sleepy Joe a fist bump after he delivered a radical socialist vision for the future of America. So glad she’s in the GOP leadership, I guess they wanted to be more inclusive and put Democrats in there too?!?’
‘I disagree strongly w/@JoeBiden policies, but when the President reaches out to greet me in the chamber of the US House of Representatives, I will always respond in a civil, respectful & dignified way. We’re different political parties. We’re not sworn enemies. We’re Americans.’
Twitter world went nuts when they saw this tweet interaction. Take a look at some of our favorites below, starting with former RNC chair:
‘Whether agree or disagree with the President’s policies, you did the right thing because that’s what leaders do.’
— ? (@superdupergrump) April 29, 2021
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