Home Republicans make their alternative: The Large Lie trumps the Structure

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Home Republicans made it official Friday: The previous man guidelines their world. Rep. Liz Cheney, who voted with Trump on coverage practically 100% of the time, is out of leadership. Rep. Elise Stefanik, who voted with him lower than 70% of the time, has been crowned homecoming queen GOP convention chair.

Cheney’s downside with fellow Republicans has by no means been a coverage one. Republicans do not try this anymore. It is all in regards to the Large Lie, and Cheney not being keen to forgive and neglect after Trump sicced his violent mob on Congress on Jan. 6 to overturn the outcomes of the election. God assist us all, Liz Cheney has confirmed to be too principled for the 2021 GOP. Liz Cheney, spawn of Dick. The shooting-people-in-the-face, lie-us-into-war, torturing-loving Dick. As a result of she met the bottom bar of integrity in acknowledging the outcomes of the election and voting to question Trump for inciting a violent riot to overthrow Congress.

It is about ambition, after all. Cheney, mainly whereas the Home Republican vote was occurring, was appearing on New Hampshire Immediately. (Yeah, New Hampshire.) Cheney’s bought a large media megaphone now and he or she’s going to make use of it to attempt to be the Republican who rises out of Trump’s ashes and turns into the following GOP president. In fact she is.

Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy has ambitions, too. He desires to grow to be speaker and believes that path goes by means of Trump. And he’ll do something. Which we already knew. Keep in mind, “There’s … there’s two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump … swear to God”? Yeah, that was McCarthy in June 2016. McCarthy of 2021 was among the many seditionists in voting to overturn election outcomes and is schlepping all the way down to Florida to kiss the ring.

Then there’s Stefanik. This one is sort of the piece of labor. Take a look at her evolution from By no means Trumper to Trump cheerleader.

Enable us to introduce you to the brand new Chair of the Home Republican Convention: pic.twitter.com/koZi0uQLxd

— The Lincoln Challenge (@ProjectLincoln) May 14, 2021

True to her new type, no matter that’s, Stefanik paid obeisance to the creator after her win: “I additionally wish to thank President Trump for his assist. He is a important a part of our Republican staff.” Uh huh. Lord solely is aware of what she’s projecting as her profession path, but it surely’s not going to be fairly.

This is one thing she may need to bear in mind, although, in regards to the fickleness of destiny in at the moment’s GOP. 

Irony: Who beforehand held the No. 3 Home job, and is now the person getting blamed repeatedly by Trump for failing to toss the election outcomes so Trump may keep in energy anyway? Mike Pence.

— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) May 14, 2021

It might all be hilarious to look at this huge unraveling of the GOP if it weren’t so damned harmful for the nation.