KNIVES OUT: Republicans Are At War With Each Other
February 4, 2022
Every time we think the Republican Party couldn’t possibly get more disastrous and chaotic, Republicans prove us wrong. Instead of working to address the issues most important to American families – like lowering costs – Republicans have spent the last week in an all-out war with each other while defending the violence of January 6.
The Republican National Committee censured two sitting House Republicans for daring to speak the truth about Donald Trump, January 6, and the Big Lie.
Axios: “RNC panel moves to censure Cheney and Kinzinger”
New York Times: “G.O.P. Declares Jan. 6 Attack ‘Legitimate Political Discourse’”
Washington Post: “Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also worked behind the scenes with David Bossie, a top Trump ally, to author and push a resolution that attacked Cheney’s work on the committee, called her a ‘destructive’ force in the GOP and vowed the party would no longer support her.”
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel: “We’ve had two members engage in a Democrat-led persecution of ordinary citizens who engaged in legitimate political discourse. This has gone beyond their original intent. They are not sticking up for hard-working Republicans.”
The chaos doesn’t end there. Republicans are shaming their own party over the RNC’s total surrender to Donald Trump and the Big Lie.
Sen. Bill Cassidy: “The RNC is censuring Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger because they are trying to find out what happened on January 6th – HUH?”
Sen. Mitt Romney: “Shame falls on a party that would censure persons of conscience, who seek truth in the face of vitriol. Honor attaches to Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for seeking truth even when doing so comes at great personal cost.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump and Mike Pence are at each other’s throats, as Trump has called for an investigation into his own vice president, and Pence gave a speech calling out his former boss’ lies.
Politico: “Pence rebukes Trump: ‘I had no right to overturn the election’”
ABC News: “Former Vice President Mike Pence on Friday went further than he has before in publicly criticizing former President Donald Trump, rebuking him as ‘wrong’ in his criticism of Pence’s actions on Jan. 6.”
The Hill: “Pence, Trump tensions rise, raising questions about a break”
The Hill: “Multiple former Pence aides have cooperated with the House committee investigating Jan. 6, a point that certainly isn’t lost on the former president, who puts out statements on a near-daily basis hammering the select committee.”