On Wednesday, the Wyoming Republican Party published a list of concerns it received from constituents about House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) vote to impeach President Donald Trump over the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
If you hear something against Republicans, and Donald Trump, in particular, especially these days, there is a general rule you should follow whenever something comes out that sounds heinous and outrageous. The rule is you should wait at least 24 to 48 hours before saying or doing anything about it because by that time it’s usually debunked. The reason Cheney voted to impeach Trump is no exception. Liz Cheney voted to impeach the president because he incited the riot at the Capitol. Evidence shows the contrary. The president simply said we are going to march “peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol and let our voices be heard. There was no incitement, no call for violence. Nothing like that.
The congresswoman should have abided by the 24 to 48-hour rule because now there is evidence surfacing that the FBI knew two days prior to the rally that there was going to be an attack on the capital. That means that the FBI knew two days before Trump ever uttered a word of his speech that there were people who were planning to create a riot. Left-wing activists have since been identified and arrested who were involved in coordinating the Capitol riot.
What really bothers me is that the FBI notified local police authorities but they never told the president of the United States. Why not? Could it be because they thought Trump would cancel the rally? Did they want this to happen? These are questions that need to be answered.
Another question that Liz Cheney should have considered before casting her vote to impeach was when Trump called out the National Guard why did the sergeant at arms in the House of Representatives and the sergeant at arms of the Senate turn them away? If there was this dangerous and violent riot going on at the Capitol building why did they turn the National Guard away? The sergeant at arms in the house reports directly to the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. The sergeant at arms in the Senate reports directly to the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell.
“There has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received. Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any previous time,” the Wyoming GOP said in a statement. “The consensus is clear that those who are reaching out to the Party vehemently disagree with Representative Cheney’s decision and actions.”
The Wyoming Republican Party made public the comments accusing Cheney of denying President Trump due process during the House’s impeachment efforts and siding with radical progressive Democrats. Not a single witness was called. There was no investigation. That alone should have sent red flags up in Cheyney’s mind. Instead, she acted impulsively in a way that is the last thing you want to see from leadership in the Republican Party.
“By announcing her decision to vote for impeachment Representative Cheney denied President Trump due process; she judged the ‘evidence’ before it was presented and refused to listen to the arguments made,” the statement reads. “Representative Cheney has aligned herself with leftists who are screaming that what happened last Wednesday is the ‘worst thing ever in our history’ (or similar such claims). That is absurd and shows their lack of knowledge of history as well as their willingness to skew the facts to further their corrupt agenda.” For goodness sake did any of these people ever hear about 911? World War II?
On Tuesday, Cheney said in a state explaining her decision to vote to impeach the president, “On January 6, 2021, a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic.”
“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President,” the lawmaker added. “The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
Nothing she said there was true. Not a single word of it. The president had every right to complain that the election was stolen from him because it was. Trump supporters spent over 4 years listening to the BS by Democrats and never-Trump Republicans. After the Democrats stole the election social media companies censored any talk about the theft, the mainstream media continued to say that there was no evidence of election fraud while ignoring the legislature hearings that took place in all the key battleground states where over a thousand affidavits were signed under penalty of perjury, with some testifying to what they witnessed during the election. Data experts who looked at the 2020 voter data concluded there was massive election fraud. No one but Trump supporters paid attention to the enormous amount of evidence.
Still, there was no reason to riot. There is never a reason to riot.
But now we have evidence that leftists from ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter planned the attack on Twitter and followed through. We also have video evidence of ANTIFA trying to break windows and Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats pulling them back and shouting that Trump supporters don’t do that. This was all ignored by Liz Cheney.
“I will vote to impeach the President,” Cheney concluded.
Cheney’s vote prompted calls for her resignation from her House GOP leadership post from Representatives Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
“We ought to have a second vote,” Jordan told reporters Wednesday. “The conference ought to vote on that.”
Cheney has since pooh-poohed such calls.
“I’m not going anywhere,” she said to Politico. “This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference.” But it would have been nice if Cheney had all the facts before she acted so rashly.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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