Arguably the bravest Republican in office, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), stepped up to the microphone on Thursday and spoke about what she calls “Team Normal.” Listening to her words, Americans saw that she has not given up on her party. And the Wyoming representative celebrated the 2022 midterm elections as “a rejection of the toxicity” of Donald Trump.
Cheney appeared as the guest speaker for the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now Summit on Antisemitism and Hate. The representative has been a “fierce critic of Donald Trump,” according to The Business Insider. And certainly, there are numerous elected Republicans who still support the previous president in all his poisonous glory.
The Vice Chair of the House January 6 Select Committee commented on the “victory for Team Normal,” according to CNN:
‘I think that it was a clear victory for Team Normal, and we have a huge amount of work to do.’
The midterms showed that Americans do come together when it comes to saving our Democracy:
‘But I think that you saw in really important races around the country people coming together to say we believe in democracy. We believe in standing up for the Constitution, and for the Republic. And a real rejection of the toxicity, and the hate, and vitriol, and of Donald Trump.’
The Republican representative only has about two months until her term ends. Cheney was willing to sacrifice her career to take on the ex-president. And she lost in her state’s primaries to a Trump pick.
But that has not stopped her. She called out Trump for his attempted coup. Now the Wyoming representative is intent on healing the Republican party. That would involve calling out a possible GOP majority for the anti-democracy crew:
‘I think that the changes that we’re seeing in terms of, you know, bipartisanship on behalf of the Constitution, for example, in terms of my campaigning for some of my colleagues who happen to be Democrats, reflects the challenges and the threats that we’re facing as a nation.’
Cheney has had to limit her appearances, because she had so many death threats and had to travel with a protective detail. But this heroic woman was true to her word and endorsed two moderate Democrats:
‘And I think that for me, as well as for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, there’s just been a real recognition of we don’t minimize our policy disagreements. We absolutely have policy disagreements, but we recognize that there’s something much bigger and more at stake and that we have to come together and stand for fundamental democratic principles, stand for the rule of law.’
Cheney reminded people that in order to deal with the “anti-democratic forces at work,” bipartisanship is required:
‘And that in order to defeat the anti-democratic forces at work in our country today, it’s going to require a level of bipartisanship that you might not have seen otherwise.’Asked about the rise in hate speech, Cheney said, “What we know from history is that you cannot tolerate hate speech, and in particular you cannot tolerate antisemitism.’
The representative continued, noting that there were “some views that must not be” accepted:
‘Both parties talk about that we need to be a big tent and that’s right. But we also on both sides need to be able to say there are some views that must never be in the tent. There are some views that cannot be accepted.’
Thus far, Cheney has not definitively said what is next for her. But she has hinted that if it takes running against Trump in the 2024 presidential election, she will.
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