This is how democracies fall apart. And it can happen rapidly. The United States is an idea and an ideal tested by the former resident in the White House and severely threatened. It is up to everyone to do what they can to keep our democracy alive, at all levels of government. January 6 was probably a dress rehearsal. Sure, our government has become leaden with red-tape, but that is something we can work to correct. It is time to help our country pivot away from what was and toward what can be. A true warrior, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) helps lead us forward.
You see, it was beyond people’s wildest dreams. Yet, there it was on our TV screens. A seething crowd of around 9,000 enraged insurrectionists forced their way forward toward the great symbol of our Democracy, our domed Capitol Building. They were inspired by the ex-president to fight against the American government, in a clear path toward an autocracy, toward fascism. That is where Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) came into the picture.
She and Representative Daniel Kinzinger (R-IL) were the only two representatives who were willing to serve on the House January 6 Select Committee. The officers saved the lives of all the representatives and senators, many of whom now cast their eyes down as they scurried past them. As DC Police Officer Michael Fanone pounded on his table then said forcefully, these politicians’ attitude toward their saviors:
Cheney knows that change is difficult. Many people and many businesses are so afraid of change, that they remain frozen in time and die. Our democracy is many-layered. We seem to think of it is as a thousands-of-years-old creature so old it can barely move. But that is just a perception. We just need to get our democracy on a stationary bicycle and start pumping.
The Wyoming representative will not let anything get between her and the truth of what happened on January 6. We do know that the ex-president sent his minions to assassinate then-Vice President Mike Pence (R), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R-CA), and who knows who else?
But Cheney plans to get to the bottom of things. A third police officer has just taken his life after facing what she called “unbelievable violence and cruelty.” There is little doubt she and the others on the committee will succeed. Cheney said “We need to know the truth of that day and must hold who did this accountable:”
‘The line on January 6th was the seat of American democracy — and the brave men and women of the @CapitolPolice and @DCPoliceDept held that line while facing unbelievable violence and cruelty.
‘We need to know the truth of that day and must hold who did this accountable. pic.twitter.com/K557p1J23s
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) August 2, 2021’
We need to know the truth of that day and must hold who did this accountable. pic.twitter.com/K557p1J23s
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) August 2, 2021
All images are screenshots via YouTube.
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