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daveparts · 59 minutes ago
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Falling through the universe at the speed of life By David Glenn Cox And the winner of this month’s Donald Trump/ Shirley Jackson lottery is Kevin McCarthy. Past winners include Michael Cohen, Jeff Sessions and Liz Cheney.  Old Kev has been busy of late passing out ammunition for the circular firing squad. A leading Kool Aid manufacturer in Washington and assassin of Liz Cheney but old Kev had…
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calicojack1718 · a day ago
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The Shameless Lies of the Shameless Liars of the GQP Threatens Our Democracy
The Shameless Lies of the Shameless Liars of the GQP Threatens Our Democracy
Don’t Let Them Gaslight You: The Implications of Trump’s 6 January Insurrection Riot as a Flashbulb Memory Anyone who has been keeping up with the news lately has borne witness to the Repubes trying to revise history and make a wide variety of ridiculous claims about the 6 January Insurrection that was televised — unlike the revolution. It seems impossible to believe that anyone thinks that…
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kp777 · a day ago
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politishaun · a day ago
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Sunday suggested that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is withholding "important information" about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
During an interview on Fox News, Cheney told host Chris Wallace that she was ousted from Republican leadership because she refused to be "complicit" in spreading former President Donald Trump's so-called "Big Lie" about the 2020 election being stolen...
Wallace went on to ask Cheney about her recent suggestion that McCarthy should testify before a bipartisan commission about his knowledge of the Jan. 6 attack.
"I think it's very important," Cheney explained. "He clearly has facts about that day that an investigation into what happened, into the president's actions ought to get to the bottom of. And I think that he has important information that needs to be part of any investigation, whether it's the FBI, the Department of Justice or this commission that I hope will be set up."
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In the video retweeted by Kinzinger, a staunch critic of former President Donald Trump and Republicans who continue to support him, Wood claims that Trump is still in control of the U.S. military and remains to be the president. Wood worked with former Trump attorney Sidney Powell to file a series of baseless lawsuits challenging the results of the 2020 election and is currently running to chair South Carolina's Republican Party.
Kinzinger pointed out in his Saturday tweet that Representative Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican, had been ousted from her role as the No. 3 House Republican this week because she pushed back against bizarre and baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.
"Liz was removed by Kevin McCarthy for pushing back against this: This is why we tell the truth, because too many 'leaders' are acting like this is ok. This is actual insanity. (If you believe this please respond with your logic of why.)," Kinzinger wrote.
The Illinois Republican vocally defended Cheney as it became apparent that McCarthy and the bulk of House Republicans would remove the congresswoman from her role as House Republican Conference chair. The Wyoming Republican was easily ousted on Wednesday and replaced by Representative Elise Stefanik, a New York Republican and Trump defender, in a Friday morning vote.
"Trump, GOP 'leadership,' and those who plotted to take down @Liz_Cheney just created their greatest nightmare.... a liberated Liz," Kinzinger tweeted in response to the decision on Thursday.
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doncar09 · 2 days ago
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politishaun · 2 days ago
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During the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol Building, House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy was reportedly in contact with Donald Trump, still the president at the time. Now one of his House colleagues says that a subpoena is likely, in order to ensure that he tells the whole truth about that conversation.
ABC News shared an advance clip of an interview with Liz Cheney that will run in full on Sunday. In this short segment, she is asked about GOP Leader McCarthy’s responsibility to share the details of his phone call with a Congressional commission to investigate the insurrection attempt.
Cheney says that McCarthy should testify — and that she believes he’s likely to have his hand forced by a subpoena, in her opinion.
McCarthy has given very mixed messages so far about the content of the phone call he made to Donald Trump that day. As Politifact covers, colleagues say he initially described a call in which he asked Trump to call off his supporters, and Trump scolded him (McCarthy) for not being as upset about the outcome of the election as the insurrectionists were.
According to CNN, lawmakers described McCarthy in a shouting match that included trading expletives with the then-president, asking him, “Who the f*** do you think you’re talking to?” and trying to get Trump to share his concern as supporters broke windows and entered McCarthy’s office.
Later he downplayed this, just pointing out that eventually the attackers left or were removed from the building, and that Trump later made a video asking people to stop and go home.
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vermillionquinn · 3 days ago
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I hate Rick Wilson. He created the GOP apparatuses to fuck the voters over- BUT he’s telling the truth in this case. Glenn Kirschner was on Stuttering John last night and he was reporting that SDNY is ready to extradite and arrest Trump. However Florida has the right to investigate the extradition, so DeathSatan will run out the clock in court screaming about non-existent “cancel culture” bullfuckery, culture war shit, that everyone hates Trump because he’s a rich, successful straight talker, and definitely slim and fit with real hair and a big dick. When that peters out, DeathSantis may hide Trump somewhere in Florida or get local Florida Rethuglican officials to BARRICADE Trump in Shit A Lardo. As revenge if we lose the House next year, Stefanik will be the gaping holed bitch to sound the impeachment foghorns for Biden and Harris to install McCarthy as interim President, and reinstall Trump as dictator for life after he shuts down his lawsuits.
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No I’m not going to censor names, these assfucks have a problem with us mocking them, they could eat dick because they cause their own problems by being insane.
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Predictable Insights - 5.14.21
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Predictable Insights provides a unique, crowdsourced perspective at the intersection of politics and prediction markets.
Each edition includes an update on the politics driving the week that was as well as highlights from PredictIt's market analysts.
It's Friday and here are the insights we've been keeping an eye on: Infighting in the Republican Party, centered around Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) ouster from her leadership position on Wednesday, has only continued to heat up through the week and it’s not likely to come to a resolution any time soon. All that’s at stake is the future of the Grand Ole Party. We’ll look at how this storyline has developed this week and how it’s likely to play out in a few key Senate races.
Then, an update on Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) potential legal troubles and how that could impact his committee assignment. We end with a quick look at just how badly public opinion polls failed in 2020.
This Week in the Markets
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) speaking with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the background. Photo: Rep. Liz Cheney / Cheney.house.gov / CC BY-SA 4.0.
A Battle for the Soul of the GOP
The battle embroiling the House Republican caucus this week came to a close this morning when Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was voted in as the party’s House Conference chair – replacing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the highest-ranking Republican woman in the chamber. The vote to remove Cheney took only 15 minutes after weeks of nasty infighting over conflicting visions for the immediate future of the Republican Party.
The anti-Cheney crowd supports moving the party leadership firmly in support of former President Donald Trump while pivoting attention away from the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and toward becoming a united front against President Joe Biden’s agenda. Many representatives, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who lobbied for Stefanik ahead of this morning’s vote, believe that removing a staunch Trump critic from her leadership role was the only way forward if Republicans hope to take the majority in the 2022 midterms. The hope is that it will take some of the heat off members being constantly pressed about their position on the Jan. 6 riot and Trump’s actions surrounding the election.
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Market Data at 7 a.m. EDT: Who will win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination?
But Cheney has no intention of letting this fight go, and now that she is out of leadership there is nothing holding her back, telling reporters after the vote to oust her earlier this week that she “will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office.”
“We cannot both embrace the ‘big lie’ and embrace the Constitution…the nation needs a strong Republican Party…a party based on fundamental principles of conservatism.” – Rep. Liz Cheney
With that, Cheney has set herself up as one of Trump’s most well-known and outspoken opponents as we head into a midterm election season in which both parties have all of Congress on the line. Republicans only need a handful of seats to win the House majority, and only one in the Senate.
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Market Data at 7 a.m. EDT: What will be the balance of power in Congress after the 2022 election?
Some Republicans, more privately than publicly, are expressing concern over the vote to remove Cheney, viewing it as a troubling sign of Trump’s continued grip over the party – which at this point can hardly be denied. Right now should be an easy time for the party out of power to unify in opposition, but Republican leaders and potential 2022 candidates will continue to cater to Trump as long as they are worried that their rank-and-file voters will punish them for disloyalty.
So Republicans have a difficult line to walk. They may not be able to survive a primary without Trump’s support (or at least not his ire), but that loyalty could kill them in a general election. A NBC News poll last month found that Trump’s favorability rating was down to 32% among all voters and 14% among independents.
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Market Data at 7 a.m. EDT: Traders are banking on a split Congress after 2022's midterm elections.
We can look to Virginia’s Republican nominating convention last weekend for a look at how this dynamic could play out over and over again between now and the midterms, particularly in blue-leaning states. Republicans nominated Glenn Youngkin, a voter integrity advocate who has so far refused to say that Biden won the 2020 election fairly, to be their candidate for governor. In his statement responding to Youngkin’s nomination, the likely Democratic nominee, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, mentioned Trump’s name three times in as many sentences. A preview of how Democrats plan to campaign in the general election.
This is a concern Republicans are facing as they attempt to challenge Democratic-held Senate seats in Arizona and Georgia, as well as hold onto Pennsylvania. We’ve already seen this dynamic play out in 2018 in South Carolina and 2020 in Colorado, and with partisan tensions even more heightened there’s no reason to expect next year will be different.
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Market Data at 7 a.m. EDT: Which party will win the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election?
Market Pulse: The common consensus is that if Trump decides to run for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, he’ll likely win. After spending most of April trailing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as the likely GOP nominee , Trump is back on top at 27¢, currently 6¢ ahead of DeSantis. If he does run, PredictIt traders are favoring the odds that Trump files in 2022, rather than this year, though there’s not strong confidence with either market at this point.
As for the Virginia gubernatorial election, traders are virtually certain that McAuliffe will be the Democrat’s nominee, at 98¢. Republicans gained slightly this week following the party’s nominating convention, likely a small showing of confidence in their pick, but overall Democrats are heavily favored to win the governor’s seat – at 82¢ to Republicans’ 22¢.
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Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman at the press conference with Gov. Tom Wolf. Photo: Office of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Here’s a look at how these dynamics could play out in a few key Senate races that we’re keeping an eye on:
In Pennsylvania, a Republican primary to replace the retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) is already heating up, with candidates competing to tie themselves to Trump for an eventual endorsement. There’s former congressional candidate and close friend of Donald Trump Jr., Sean Parnell, who announced his candidacy earlier this week. Trump’s former ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, who is considering a run, and former lieutenant governor candidate Jeff Bartos, who is a Trump supporter and was the first top-tier candidate to enter the race.
Trump lost the state to Biden in November 2020, but Republicans in Pennsylvania tend to strongly support the former president and his economic message. The Democratic side is also expected to be contentious, with Lt. Gov John Fetterman, state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh already declared. Fetterman, the current front-runner has come under fire from state party leaders who argue he doesn’t represent the party’s diversity.
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Prices at 7 a.m. EDT: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) lead their respective primary races.
Redistricting will also be a factor since Pennsylvania is one of seven states that will lose a congressional seat, and the resulting impact is expected to have implications for Democrats more so than Republicans. The likely outcome could push Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) to run for statewide office, making him a likely favorite in the Democratic primary.
Market Pulse: As of now, Democrats are strongly favored to gain control of Pennsylvania’s open Senate seat next year with a 20¢ advantage. This market has remained pretty consistent and closes out this week with 62¢ to 41¢ that Democrats will win. The Democratic primary market is playing out as expected, with Lamb gaining on Fetterman since the beginning of May as rumors heat up that he will attempt the jump to statewide office. Fetterman still leads with 66¢ to Lamb’s 34¢ as of Thursday. In a distant third is Kenyatta with 6¢, followed closely by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) with 5¢.
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Prices at 7 a.m. EDT: Pennsylvania's GOP primary is lead by Sean Parnell while Democrats are the early favorites to flip Sen. Toomey's seat next year.
On the Republican side, Donald Trump Jr. is rumored to be thinking about a run, but that appears unlikely and traders have a yes outcome at only 7¢. Much more likely is that his buddy, Parnell wins the Republican nomination. Parnell sits at 42¢, 7¢ ahead of Bartos, but over the last month the two have traded first and second-place. Parnell was in the lead mid-April before nosediving to a contract low of 13¢ and then climbing his way back to the top as of Monday.
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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a committee hearing. Photo: Ninian Reid / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
In Iowa, Republican Party hopes hang on whether 87-year-old incumbent Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) decides to run for re-election or not. If he does run, most people agree that he will likely win, but if he doesn’t it turns that seat into a toss up and makes the GOP road to a Senate majority much more difficult. Grassley has said that he will make up his mind this fall, and not a moment sooner.
“Listen, there’s nothing I see that’s going to keep me from serving another six years if I decide to do it,” he has said. But that’s hardly a confirmation that he’s running. Five Republican senators have already announced their retirement for this cycle, which puts one of the oldest members of Congress under immense pressure to save his party from defending yet another open seat. Grassley has spoken with Trump twice since he left office, but remains tight-lipped in public about the Trump legacy. He has expertly towed the line between establishment Republican and Trump-era hardliners.
A Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll taken in March showed just 28% of Iowans surveyed hope he decides to run again, and 55% say they hope he doesn’t, and 17% were unsure. This likely has more to do with his advanced age and less about Grassley himself, who was re-elected in 2016 by 24 points.
Until Grassley makes his decision, Democrats in the state are frozen. Some names have been thrown around, but no one is rising to the top or speaking publicly about their aspirations.
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Market Data at 7 a.m. EDT: Who will win the 2022 Iowa Republican Senate nomination?
Market Pulse: Grassley remains favored to win the Iowa Republican nomination for his re-election, but at only 53¢ it shows that traders confidence that he’ll run is about as good a chance. The 90-day high for the market has Grassley never getting above 56¢. If he doesn’t run, his grandson, Pat Grassley, a state senator, is rumored to be a possible candidate. He currently sits second in the market with 19¢.
Traders may be hedging their bets on Grassley, though. They give Republicans a strong vote of confidence at keeping the Senate seat – a move that would be much harder if Grassley decides not to run. Republicans are at 91¢ to Democrats’ 9¢.
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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaking with supporters at a "Liberty for Trump" event at the Graduate Hotel in Tempe, Arizona. Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY 2.0
Gaetz Could Be in for a Bad Monday
The man referred to as Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) former “wingman” will appear in federal court on Monday to enter a guilty plea on (an unknown number of) the 33 federal charges against him. Joel Greenberg, who has every incentive (33 charges!) to cooperate with federal investigators to build their case against Gaetz for alleged violations of federal sex trafficking, prostitution and public corruption laws, appears to be making moves toward a deal, though the details are not yet known.
Gaetz has strongly denied any wrongdoing since the Department of Justice investigation became public six weeks ago, and he has not been charged with any crime. His spokespeople also denounce the Greenberg development as substantial, saying that he has a history of fabricating allegations against others.
While this may be true, if federal prosecutors file charges against Gaetz, they won’t be relying solely on Greenberg’s testimony. Investigators are reportedly also discussing an immunity deal with a former girlfriend, and they’ve been talking to the alleged victim of the underage sex allegations. Information from these women, especially if they corroborate Greenberg’s confessions, could drastically increase the changes of Gaetz being indicted.
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Market Data at 7 a.m. EDT: Will Matt Gaetz sit on the House Judiciary Committee on Sept. 1?
Market Pulse: The market tracking if Matt Gaetz will resign showed a bump in price and increased trading volume on Thursday with the news of Greenberg’s impending guilty plea – from a market-low of 19¢ to 26¢ by the end of the day. Through the life of the market, there has never been strong sentiment that Gaetz will resign. It opened at 32¢ and quickly fell to 22¢ a few days later, which is around where it has stayed since. This isn’t surprising considering the outright refusal of other politicians to resign amid recent sexual misconduct allegations, like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), for example.
Whether Gaetz will keep his seat on the House Judiciary Committee is an entirely different matter. Traders have the odds of him keeping his post through the summer months at 36¢ after a 7¢ drop on Thursday. In the last 90 days, Gaetz’s odds of keeping his committee seat barely eeked above 50¢ once, on April 28 at 52¢. Especially with the Democrats controlling the House, if Gaetz is indicted on federal charges this may be inevitable. Democrats already removed one Republican member, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), from her committee assignments earlier this year.
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President Donald Trump delivers an update in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photo: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.
A Look at How Polling Missed the Mark in 2020
An expert panel convened by the American Association for Public Opinion Research this week found that public opinion surveys ahead of the 2020 presidential election were the most inaccurate in 40 years. The panel said they have not yet determined precisely why this happened, or how to correct the mistake.
In the aggregate, polls overstated support for Joe Biden by 3.9% in the national popular vote in the final two weeks of the campaign. In Senate and governor races, this error was closer to 6%. This is a drastic increase from 2016, when the 1.3% error favored Hilary Clinton, who won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College.
The 2020 polls overstated Democratic support up and down the ballots, and across polling methods – online and over the phone. While there isn’t yet a consensus on how to correct for this error by the 2022 midterm elections, experts did say that the factors that plagued 2016 were not the same issues as last year. Notably, there was no late swing of undecided voters to Trump, and the polls had accommodated for the 2016 failure to include lower-educated voters. One hypothesis is that Democrats were more willing to answer polls than Republicans, and that the Republicans who were willing to talk to pollsters might have been more open to supporting Biden.
Not to toot our own horn here, but…toot, toot! In the final two weeks ahead of 2020, PredictIt traders were accurately predicting the final outcomes of the presidential election and many of the down-ballot races in a majority of the most heavily contested and closely watched battleground states. That’s another win for the collective wisdom of the crowd!
In Case You Missed It!
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Former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally. Photo: The Epoch Times / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0.
PredictIt markets making the news this week include:
Al-Monitor: “Users of the popular prediction exchange website can now place bets on Iran’s upcoming elections in addition to bets on Israeli politics.”
As well as: Blue Virginia.
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Here's a taste of what you'll hear this week:
“A big thing to understand too is, I think people just name a bunch of names and people are like ‘oh, Andrew Yang, I’ve heard of him,’ a lot of it just has to do with how early we are in the market and most New Yorkers haven’t heard of any of these people.”
Recently Launched Markets
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Obama hands over presidency to Trump at 58th Presidential Inauguration. Photo: US Air Force Staff Sargent Marianique Santos / Public Domain.
We launched markets this week on the number of votes to confirm Don Graves as Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Chiquita Brooks-LaSure as CMS Administrator; who will be first in in the 2021 mayoral primary in Cleveland; who will come in second place in the New York City Democrat primary for mayor and if the first round leader in that race ends up winning the primary; if Trump will file to run for president before the end of next year; the number of votes to install Stefanik as the House GOP conference chair; and the Democratic and Republican nominees for Ohio’s gubernatorial election.
We've also just launched a new market for today: who will win the 2021 Atlanta mayoral; if Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be re-elected in 2022; and the number of votes to confirm Lina Kahn as Federal Trade Commissioner.
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jbginsberg · 4 days ago
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Leaders of today’s Republican Party expect all Republicans to toe the party line and accept that the truth is whatever the party says it is on any given day.
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So California is one of the few states that uses a nonpartisan committee to redraw congressional districts, but you know what I would love more than anything else? I would love if they changed the law to give the power back to the state legislature, which has Democratic supermajorities, and redrew the map to get rid of Kevin McCarthy’s district. Cut it up, carve out his house or neighborhood, stick him in a competitive or blue district. That way he can’t become speaker in 2023 when Republicans take back the House.
Because Republicans WILL take back the House. They only need 5 seats, and they have total control over redistricting in like 30 states, so they’re gonna gain dozens. If they’re willing to change the maps to give themselves a majority, Democrats should do the same in their states. Fuck em. They would have zero recourse; they can’t complain about Democratic gerrymandering and turn the other way for Republicans. They can’t have their cake and eat it too.
But Democrats are cowards and will never do this.
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politishaun · 4 days ago
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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) tore into House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) moments after she was ousted as the No. 3 Republican.
During an interview that aired on the “Today” show Thursday, Cheney was asked whether McCarthy placed his ambitions to be speaker of the House above principle by orchestrating Cheney’s demotion over her vehement criticism of former President Trump. Cheney said she thinks that McCarthy is failing to lead with principle.
“I think that it is sad, and I think it’s dangerous,” Cheney said.
Cheney was pressed on her thoughts about McCarthy’s visit to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort less than a month after the deadly Capitol insurrection. McCarthy initially condemned Trump’s incitement of the mob behind the attack, before ultimately pushing for Cheney’s ouster when she voted to impeach him.
Cheney said that she was stunned by McCarthy’s visit to Mar-a-Lago to attempt to get back into Trump’s good graces, given that the former president’s efforts to delegitimize the democratic process culminated in one of the darkest moments in American history.
“[Trump is] not just a former president. He provoked an attack on the Capitol, an attack on our democracy,” Cheney said. “And so I can’t understand why you would want to go rehabilitate him.”
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jackwanchor · 4 days ago
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Kevin McCarthy Needs a New Suit!
Kevin McCarthy gave an interview as he left the White House the other day, and his suit lapels have what appears to be fancy edge stitching that is all crumpled up.
Maybe the members of the NRA can buy him a few new suits, like they did for Wayne Lapierre
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politishaun · 5 days ago
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In a head-spinning moment, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) falsely insisted that his caucus is done pushing the election fraud falsehoods that led to Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) ouster as its conference chair on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters shortly after meeting with President Biden at the White House alongside other congressional leaders, McCarthy insisted that the Republican Party has moved on from false claims of a stolen election. He nodded at the meeting he just had with the President — which took place just hours after his caucus voted to oust Cheney as the No. 3 Republican — as laughable evidence of a supposed departure from the “big lie.”
“I don’t think anyone is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election. I think that is all over with, we’re sitting here with the President today,” McCarthy said. “From that point of view, I don’t think that’s a problem.”
The remarks from McCarthy — who initially condemned former President Trump for inciting the deadly Capitol insurrection before ultimately pushing for Cheney’s ouster from leadership for doing the same — starkly contrast the GOP outrage that ensued in the aftermath of Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection.”
Cheney has refused to swear fealty to Trump’s election fraud falsehoods, a democracy dismantling crusade that culminated in the deadly Capitol insurrection on the day of the joint session of Congress cementing Biden’s presidential win...
The former president and his allies continued peddling false claims of a stolen election well after Trump left office, and GOP leadership sidestepped opportunities to come to Cheney’s defense, opting instead to endorse Rep. Elise Stefanik’s (R-NY) to lead the House GOP conference after Cheney’s ouster.
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