I think the thing that bothers me the most (because there are so many things) about Liz Cheney, whom Harriet Hageman just nuclear exploded the crap out of in Wyoming’s Republican primary, booting Cheney from her House seat, is her subterfuge. The myth she’s created is that she is somehow “saving” democracy, by taking down President Donald Trump. She even compared herself to Abraham Lincoln “saving our democracy.”
The myth isn’t in Cheney’s blatant, debilitating hate for President Donald Trump—that seems real enough. It would be fine if she just despised him for whatever fantasy crimes against democracy she feels he committed, regarding Jan. 6th, 2020. Have at it. She’s not alone.
However, she’s a lawyer. She knows exactly what she was participating in when she agreed to co-chair that “star chamber” House Select Committee on Jan 6th. A committee that, among other things, would not allow opposing witnesses or cross-examination. You can call it what you want, but if you call it fair or looking for justice, as Cheney apparently does, you’re lying.
Again, she knows this this is a “kangaroo court,” yet she is participating anyway because of her myth-making that President Trump is a threat to democracy because he brought up the 2020 voting slime that we all saw with our own eyes and then saw when watching Dinesh D’Souza’s “2000 Mules.”
She also knows all the exculpatory evidence the Committee and Nancy Pelosi are holding back, regarding surveillance video footage of the event, the supposed bombs planted at the RNC and DNC on Jan. 5th, the deployment decisions for the Capitol police and the National Guard, the alleged FBI agents or informants inciting the crowd on Jan. 6th (Ray Epps), and so much more.
Yet, now it appears likely she plans to ride this myth to a presidential bid—as a Republican. Well, one of the biggest trouncings in a federal election in the past century is a weird way to do it. But I say, go with your strengths, Liz.