Rep. Liz Cheney Understands Republicans Can’t Focus on The Future Without First Reckoning With The Past
[guest post by Dana]
Remember how Republicans hammered on Rep. Liz Cheney because she wouldn’t stop talking about the election or January 6? She’s looking backward, not forward!
Well, it’s a darn good thing Cheney refused to dismiss the “big lie” and whitewash what happened on Jan. 6. Instead of doing whatever it took to remain in Trump’s good graces, she remained loyal to the Constitution. She chose to keep her integrity intact by demonstrating a relentless determination to push back on Trump and his “big lie,” as well as being determined to dig as deeply as possible to find out the who, what, where, and when of that fateful day at the US Capitol. Unlike her Trump-Republican colleagues, Cheney understands that the GOP simply cannot move forward as a healthy, viable party that holds to conservative ideals and principles if the events of Jan. 6 are whitewashed and not faced with an unwavering quest for the truth, regardless of where it might lead.
Here’s Cheney’s opening statement from today’s hearing:
We cannot leave the violence of January 6th – and its causes – uninvestigated. We must know what happened at the Capitol and the White House on that day.
— Rep. Liz Cheney (@RepLizCheney) July 27, 2021
Here is Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s opening statement:
We never imagined this could happen: an attack, by our own people, fostered and encouraged by those granted power through the very system they sought to overturn. But as I said in my opening remarks, these officers won—they held the line and defended our democracy. pic.twitter.com/hYXV2aG0nj
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) July 27, 2021
These two elected officials do the Republican Party, and Americans, proud. It’s too bad their fellow Republicans don’t see it that way.