The choice Republicans face is between the truth and their jobs. All but two lawmakers in the House chose their jobs. That is where the not-Grand Old Party (GOP) stands, and it does not look as if its people will change. Staying silent is not an option. It is a choice to join the motley crowd against Democracy. What they do not appear to understand is that should their exercise to break state election rules and structure, should they put Donald Trump in office, he will be free to be a dictator. And he will no longer need them. So, Republicans are screwed…all but two.
Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) told Americans exactly how it was and is. He gave them the unvarnished truth, not only about January 6 but also the coronavirus vaccines. He tweeted:
‘If you find yourself angry about the vaccine but desperately searching for horse paste, hydroxycloroquin (sic), or the my pillow guys latest, you’re doing Covid wrong’
Representative Liz Chaney (R-WY) stepped up to the plate, risking her career by calling Trump out and telling the world that January 6 was indeed a frightful reality. The other courageous Republican was Kinzinger. The Chicago Sun-Times gave him the headline “Profile in Courage.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told these two members of his party they could lose their committees for joining the House Select Committee on January 6. This is what Kinzinger replied:
‘Who gives a s—.’
‘Let me be clear, I’m a Republican dedicated to conservative values. But I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution — and while this is not the position I expected to be in or sought out, when duty calls, I will always answer.’
Lt. Colonel Kinzinger was different. He currently serves in the Air National Guard. He said that serving in Iraq and Afghanistan gave him a different perspective.
‘People in the military of different races, different economic backgrounds and different religious faiths had all worked together for one end. Their purpose was to achieve a mission, to succeed, and politics didn’t matter.’
The Chicago-Sun laid it out for the nation:
‘That is a profile in courage, no matter your political party.’
Twitter world went wild when they saw this tweet. Take a look at how Americans of both parties responded below:
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