Over 140 Republican members of Congress, former officials, and Republican leaders signed their names to a statement condemning the Republican National Committee (RNC). They are appalled that the Grand Old Party decided to censure Representatives Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL).
The Renew America Movement (RAM) indicated that the RNC preferred the “Big Lie” to the “Big Tent” party. And it also preferred conspiracies, lies, and violent insurrection. But censuring these two representatives for participating in the January 6 Committee “betrayed the GOP’s founding principles.” Instead, the RNC “ceded control of a once-great movement to grifters and extremists.”
This organization said calling those who attempted the coup simply “legitimate political discourse” was wrong:
‘[It is] an affront to the rule of law, peaceful self-government, and the constitutional order. There can be no justifying the horrific attack that day, and we condemn the Committee for excusing the actions of men and women who battered police officers, ransacked our nation’s Capitol, called for hanging the Vice President of the United States, and sought to overturn a free and fair election.’
The joint statement condemned the Republican organization:
‘Over 140 Republican leaders and former officials have issued a joint statement condemning the RNC for its censure of @RepLizCheney & @RepKinzinger, and for its characterization of #January6, as “legitimate political discourse.”‘
The RAM consists of “millions of men and women” who are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. And they have “the courage to stand up to political extremists in races across the country.” They are “pro-democracy:”
‘We are not just Democrats or Republicans or Independents. We are Renewers.’
RAM continued, saying that history would call this “a turning point:”
‘History will mark this censure as a turning point for the RNC – a time of choosing between civility and patriotism, on the one hand, and conspiracy and political violence on the other. We stand firmly for the first set of values. We stand proudly next to principled leaders such as Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. And we stand united against efforts to defile our democracy.’
But this was not the only group of Republicans to condemn the RNC. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and six Republicans voted to convict Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, number two, according to NBC News.
The senator appeared on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper along with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) where she called the two censures “absolutely wrong.”
‘I’m not here to be a representative of the Republican Party. I’m here to be the representative of Alaska people. And I take that job very seriously. When the party is taking an approach or saying things that I think are just absolutely wrong, I think it is my responsibility as an Alaskan senator speaking out for Alaskans to just speak the truth.’
The question becomes, will their condemnations have any impact? Time will tell.
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