Cheney and Kinzinger suffered a devastating blow as RNC moved forward with control of them

The House of Representatives January 6 committee was little more than a partisan witch hunt. Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats have controlled government resources and lawmakers’ time for what is the equivalent of a paid political ad for the 2022 and 2024 elections. America is paying for it, not the Democrats.

Another problem: Two anti-Trump Republicans are taking part in this paid political ad. Both men – Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois – have sworn that this is a serious investigation and not just a kangaroo court. Meanwhile, anyone with two eyes and half a brain can see marsupials bouncing around the room.

The Republican National Committee has clearly had enough of their trash; on Thursday night, Politico reported that the RNC would likely criticize both Cheney and Kinzinger after a resolution unanimously passed a committee vote at the RNC’s winter meeting in Salt Lake City. The entire agency will vote on Friday.

This is a long time coming; At The Western Journal, we’ve documented countless ways this was a rogue committee and how the involvement of both Cheney and Kinzinger would terrify conservatives. (We’ll continue to document the witch hunt as it moves forward; you can help us by registration.)

Harmeet Dhillon, an RNC commitment expert from California, is one of those described by Politico as “dozens of sponsors of the resolution”. She said the moderation was based solely on their work with the selection committee on January 6.


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“This is not about them being anti-Trump,” Dhillon said.

“There are many other people in the anti-Trump party whose names do not appear in the resolution. These two took concrete action to defy the leadership of the party.”

The party leadership has advised Republicans not to participate after House Speaker Pelosi rejected several Republican House Minority Leaders Kevin McCarthy’s offer. serve on the committee.

Cheney and Kinzinger was later added to the committee by Pelosi herself. Republicans are the highest-ranking GOP members to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump of inciting riots on the Capitol.

Should Cheney and Kinzinger be censored by the RNC?

The censorship resolution that the RNC will vote on Friday is the weaker of the two alternatives; others have proposed expelling Cheney and Kinzinger from the House Republican caucus.

However, Politico’s David Siders and Natalie Allison said expulsion from the caucus “would be more complicated” than being criticized: “Some RNC members said they were afraid it would create a pain political leadership for both the minority leader in the House, Kevin McCarthy, and the RNC seat, Ronna McDaniel. McDaniel said in November that Cheney was “obviously” still a Republican, they reported.

This is Politico, however, which got a big buzz when Siders and Allison missed the point: “It is important, however, for the Republican National Committee to criticize two of its own members – a verit marked escalation in the GOP’s effort to purge the very Republicans perceived as disloyal to Trump. “

Really? So they vote on critical resolutions against Utah Sen. Mitt Romney? As for Sens. What about Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska or Ben Sasse of Nebraska? Those are the four senators who voted to convict Trump in the 2021 impeachment trial. No one liked the guy first. No one like him now. Are there any moderation votes for them?

Or what about the other eight Republicans who voted to impeach him in the House? Did the RNC engage in an “apparent escalation” to “purge” them?


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Is not. This builds on Cheney and Kinzinger’s decision to accept Pelosi’s appointment to a committee that was not simply a fishing expedition for documents to use as a target against Republicans in a few days. next election cycle.

In fact, most of the committee’s goals have nothing to do with the former chairman. In fact Resolution The established committee does not mention the former chairman once. However, it made numerous statements about “insurgents” and “domestic terrorism” that seemed to fit its investigative purposes.

And make no mistake about who these “domestic terrorists” are or what they believe in. Here is a quote from FBI Director Christopher Wray included in Resolution:”[T]He is the underlying cause of violent extremism in the country – such as perceptions of excessive government or law enforcement access, sociopolitical conditions, racism ethnicity, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, deviance and reaction to legislative actions – remained unchanged. “

When you see “excessive government or law enforcement perception” and “reaction to legislative actions” lumped together with “racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia [and] misogyny,” it’s not hard to see why the committee chose this quote or what they were concerned about: This is a branding exercise that involves portraying Republicans as dangerous bigots. dangerous.

While calls for racism and deviance are not new tactics for Democrats, this is the first time we’ve seen a congressional committee dedicated to delivering that message – and Cheney and Kinzinger is getting into it. One could say those are the types of Republicans who deserve to be “spotted” by the RNC to “purge” them from the party.

Lo and behold, both Cheney and Kinzinger make statements you’d expect from them, with Cheney arguing that history will vindicate her and Kinzinger accusing the GOP of being overrun with conspiracy theorists.

“I am a constitutional conservative and I do not recognize people in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump,” Cheney said in her statement, posted to her website. “History will be their judge. I will not stop fighting for our constitutional republic. No matter what. ”

Kinzinger, meanwhile, said he was “now even more committed to fighting conspiracies and lies”.

“I was a member of the Republican Party before Donald Trump entered the field,” he said. “My core values ​​and beliefs remain the same and have not been shaken. I am a conservative who believes in truth, freedom, and respect for the Constitution of the United States. ”

Republicans, he continued, have “allowed malicious conspiracies and tribalism.” [to] interfere with their ability to see clearly. My efforts will continue to focus on standing up for the truth and working against the political matrix that has led us to this point.”

There is nothing more on the brand for these two. Cheney’s claims that she is the Last True Republican™ fighting a lone war with her teammate Kinzinger on the January 6 committee unaffected by anything the mysterious agency has do. Meanwhile, Kinzinger may have been “a member of the Republican Party before Donald Trump entered the field.” He is also considered a major RINO since before Donald Trump entered the field.

Review of Kinzinger’s 2013 profile by The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, fittingly shines when it comes to publication (Milbank extolled that “Kinzinger is 35 years old and very charismatic – just the opposite type of person.”[Ted] Cruz the Republicans needed if they were to become once again a party that didn’t just sabotage the government”), noting that RINO’s name had been hanging around the then second-term congressman for some time and he was a in 10 Republicans in the Conservative Club for Growth’s “” list of GOPers who should be challenged by more conservative opponents.

Kinzinger will not run for re-election on the certainty that he is unlikely to win the primaries in 2022. Meanwhile, Cheney is running for re-election and behind full 20 points her main challenger. In other words, they probably won’t be in the House Republican caucus for long, though it would be nice to see them thrown out to join the Democratic show committee. In the absence of that, criticism certainly works.

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who divides his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he has been writing for the Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.

C. Douglas Golden is a writer who divides his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he has written for the Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Outside of politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially story fiction. British painting and modern Japanese lighting), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (both America and the world).

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