Liz Cheney is not a profile in courage just because she’s not a delusional nutjob

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Liz Cheney is not a profile in courage, you guys. I’m not saying that to call out anyone specifically. It’s a general note: Liz Cheney doesn’t get a damn cookie because she’s in touch with reality. We’re setting the bar too low if we’re handing out cookies to Congressional Republicans who understand that Donald Trump literally sent his death-cult to violently murder all of them. Political self-preservation shouldn’t be seen as courageous.

When the House voted to impeach Donald Trump, Rep. Liz Cheney – the daughter of Dick Cheney – was one of the few Republican representatives to vote to impeach. She’s been getting sh-t about it ever since. First, House QOP had an internal meeting about whether or not to strip CHENEY of her committee placements. It was the same meeting where they gave Marjorie Taylor Greene a standing ovation. Cheney gets to keep her committees though. Then the Wyoming QOP censured Cheney about her impeachment vote. Because that’s where the Republican Party is now – it is synonymous with the Trump Death Cult. They are the same thing. Now Axios reports that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) told Cheney that she should apologize for her vote:

Kevin McCarthy tried to get Liz Cheney to apologize for how she handled her vote to impeach former President Trump before last week’s highly anticipated House GOP conference meeting — a request she refused, two people with direct knowledge told Axios. Cheney rolled the dice, refusing her leader’s ask and counting on her supporters to keep her as conference chair, the party’s No. 3 post in the House. Newly empowered, she’s now embracing her role as the Republicans’ Trump critic-in-chief.

McCarthy, who hesitated in the first place about holding a vote to oust Cheney, told her privately hours before Wednesday’s caucus meeting that their members wanted to hear her say she was sorry. He also suggested it could sway some of her opponents. Cheney’s team, though, did a whip count, and she was confident she’d secure at least 142 votes, the sources said.

Inside the room: “Several members have asked me to apologize for the vote, they’ve asked my colleagues who also voted to impeach to apologize for the vote,” Cheney (R-Wyo.) told her colleagues. “I cannot do that. It was a vote of conscience. It was a vote of principle — a principle on which I stand and still believe.”

Toward the end of last week’s four-plus hour meeting, Cheney and members of the House Freedom Caucus demanded — for opposite reasons — that the conference take a vote. She ended up winning 145-61.

[From Axios]

Axios goes on to point out that Cheney is now raising money off her maverick stand… a stand that Donald Trump is a terrorist who committed impeachable offenses. Again, not a profile in courage, especially since she’ll still be voting in lockstep with the Freedom Caucus/Suicide Caucus probably 99% of the time. Sure, Cheney did the right thing (once), but she’s also showing that it was a political branding choice.

Cheney is also becoming the self-appointed truth-teller to congressional Republicans – she hasn’t backed down from her position that Trump is awful and he doesn’t represent the future of the party. Yeah, most of the Republican caucus doesn’t agree with that. Oh, and now Don Trump Jr. wants to carpetbag his way into Wyoming and primary Cheney. So that’s something to look forward to.

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  1. lucky says:

    eh, I will give her a cookie. It is hard to stand up to your community, even when it is glaring and/or violently obvious that you should. There is literally research about how hard it is. Do I think she deserves a standing ovation, no, but I do think she deserves encouragement. If one person stands up for something it makes it easier for others too.

    • Sunny says:

      I agree! We need more GOPers like Liz and less Cruz. We will always have a 2-party system. So let’s have a healthier GOP instead of Trump’s Magas.

    • Cidee says:

      Absolutely. I am a third-generation liberal and have no love for Conservative policy but I am thankful for her courage. AND, yes, I call what she did courageous. Doesn’t mean I can’t hate her politics.

  2. Call_Me_Al says:

    I get what you’re saying, and I agree. It’s just shocking how many of her colleagues AREN’T doing what she is doing. I’m glad she’s not losing her leadership positions. I hope she ends up coming out on top for standing up to Trumpers, because at least that will mean that she will have succeeded in containing them rather than letting them “own” the party.

  3. Willow says:

    I’ll give her half a cookie. She’s does have that family connection giving her a boost that the other 9 who voted to impeach don’t have. So those 9 get the full cookie. Don’t worry though, I’m not giving them the whole box. I’m saving that for Mitch when he votes to convict Trump (which will never happen).

  4. Tiffany says:

    Hell naw she does not get a cookie.

    Casino did it wrong. He was suppose to start a war to kill Black and Brown people, like her father did. They went after THEM and that is why she is pissed.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    She voted to protect Marjorie Taylor Greene, didn’t she? Any cookie she got would be snatched back after that.

  6. Golly Gee says:

    So the Marlboro man wants to tar and feather Liz Cheney. (Photo above)
    Cheney hypocritically didn’t vote in favor of equally seditious Marjorie Taylor Greene being removed from her various committees. So not exactly a hero, but she does have guts. She’s now in the crosshairs of Trump’s homicidal mob and could lose her seat in the next election, something the majority of elected Republicans aren’t willing to risk.

  7. Holly hobby says:

    Re jr trying to run in Wyoming. Gee which family name has more power? His or the Cheney’s? He’s lucky he doesn’t od or go to jail by the time Liz is up for re-election.

  8. LoLo says:

    She literally ids a nut job. Have you all seen her tweets for the past few years? She is just as bad as every right wing republican, equally as vocal, and a spreader of misinformation. She’s taking this ONE stand for attention.

  9. Annalise says:

    I don’t even know if anyone will see this comment, im replying so late. But I have a theory surrounding Liz Cheney currently. While she DID initially vote to impeach Donald Trump while he was still in office, interestingly, she was NOT one of the few Republicans to vote that it is constitutional to impeach a FORMER president this past week. Why the sudden change??This is what I think happened;
    Kevin McCarthy had been VERY vocal in his criticism of Cheney’s INITIAL vote to impeach. But then immediately followed that by vigorously DEFENDING Cheney during the QOP’s “members only” closed door meeting. I think, seeing as how McCarthy has strongly aligned with Trump post 1/6 and even went to Mar a Logo to “kiss the ring”, he saw Cheney as a real threat to Trumpism, and feared that she might corral more QOP into her corner. At the same time, Cheney thoroughly enjoys being the #3 QOP in the Senate and the power she wields in her commitees and was no doubt justifiably nervous that she would officially be demoted. So she and McCarthy made a deal. Cheney agreed that she would vote that impeaching a FORMER president was NOT constitutional as well as putting a lid on any further anti-Trump statements (and as the chairwoman of the Republican Conference is responsible for much of its messaging) and McCarthy’s “vigorous defense” merely consisted of him informing the QOP that Cheney has agreed to the above if the other members vote to let her keep her position. Hence the closed-door (in a basement, no less. harder to eavesdrop) meeting. And boom! McCarthy has neutralized a real threat within his party, he has united his party, and Cheney gets to keep her power and walk away looking like she stayed true to her “conscience “. (Also, imo, Cheney got WAY more votes than she should have. VERY suspicious)