For updated global info & data on COVID-19, please click HERE.For updated global data & graphs on COVID-19, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases and death counts in USA by state, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida via Florida COVID Action, please click HERE.For COVID-19 cases in Florida, via Florida state government, please click HERE.Elizabeth Lynne Cheney (aka Liz Cheney) is an American attorney and the U.S. Representative from Wyoming since 2017. She is the House Republican Conference chair, the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership, and she is the third woman elected to that position. Unfortunately, Republican Party has been trying to remove Representative Cheney from her leadership position since February of 2021 because Liz Cheney spoke the truth (about the presidential election 2020 is being legitimate) and supported the second impeachment of Donald Trump for inciting a pro-Trump mob to storm the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Interestingly enough, the House Minority Leader Representative Kevin McCarthy said Trump ‘bears responsibility’ for the January 6 insurrection few days after the Trump-incited Capitol riot. But now McCarthy is following Trump and is openly calling for Representative Liz Cheney to lose her position in House leadership. Discussion with A.B. Stoddard and Philip Rucker, published on May 11, 2021, “McCarthy, Who Blamed Trump For Capitol Riot, Turns On Liz Cheney | The 11th Hour | MSNBC“, below:
NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including internal Republican politics over Rep. Liz Cheney’s House position, former President Trump’s influence on the party, and bipartisanship on President Biden’s plans, in the video published on May 10, 2021, “Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Liza Cheney, Trump and the GOP“, below:
For more about Liz Cheney, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
In a letter to Republican lawmakers, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy formalized a vote this Wednesday to expel Rep. Liz Cheney for breaking with former President Trump, in the video published on May 10, 2021, “GOP Set TO Vote ON Removing Cheney From House Leadership | NBC Nightly News“, below:
Regarded as a leading ideological conservative in the Bush–Cheney-era tradition and a representative of the Republican establishment,Cheney is a neoconservative, known for her focus on national security, her support for the U.S. military, a pro-business stance,foreign policy views, and for being fiscally and socially conservative. Cheney is considered one of the leaders of the neoconservative wing of the Republican Partyand was critical of theforeign policy of the Donald Trump administration. She supported the second impeachment of Donald Trump for his role in inciting a pro-Trump mob to storm the U.S. Capitol. A February 2021 attempt by pro-Trump Freedom Caucus members of the House Republican Conference to remove her from her leadership position failed by a vote of 145–61.Since then, multiple news outlets have reported that a second attempt is underway to remove her at the Conference’s meeting in May 2021, reportedly backed by House Minority LeaderKevin McCarthy.Below, is the op-ed from Representative Liz Cheney that was published in The Washington Post, and at Liz Cheney’s web site, in italics, below:In public statements again this week, former president Donald Trump has repeated his claims that the 2020 election was a fraud and was stolen. His message: I am still the rightful president, and President Biden is illegitimate. Trump repeats these words now with full knowledge that exactly this type of language provoked violence on Jan. 6. And, as the Justice Department and multiple federal judges have suggested, there is good reason to believe that Trump’s language can provoke violence again. Trump is seeking to unravel critical elements of our constitutional structure that make democracy work — confidence in the result of elections and the rule of law. No other American president has ever done this.The Republican Party is at a turning point, and Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution. In the immediate wake of the violence of Jan. 6, almost all of us knew the gravity and the cause of what had just happened — we had witnessed it firsthand.House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) left no doubt in his public remarks. On the floor of the House on Jan. 13, McCarthy said: “The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.” Now, McCarthy has changed his story.I am a conservative Republican, and the most conservative of conservative values is reverence for the rule of law. Each of us swears an oath before God to uphold our Constitution. The electoral college has spoken. More than 60 state and federal courts, including multiple Trump-appointed judges, have rejected the former president’s arguments, and refused to overturn election results. That is the rule of law; that is our constitutional system for resolving claims of election fraud.The question before us now is whether we will join Trump’s crusade to delegitimize and undo the legal outcome of the 2020 election, with all the consequences that might have. I have worked overseas in nations where changes in leadership come only with violence, where democracy takes hold only until the next violent upheaval. America is exceptional because our constitutional system guards against that. At the heart of our republic is a commitment to the peaceful transfer of power among political rivals in accordance with law. President Ronald Reagan described this as our American “miracle.”While embracing or ignoring Trump’s statements might seem attractive to some for fundraising and political purposes, that approach will do profound long-term damage to our party and our country. Trump has never expressed remorse or regret for the attack of Jan. 6 and now suggests that our elections, and our legal and constitutional system, cannot be trusted to do the will of the people. This is immensely harmful, especially as we now compete on the world stage against Communist China and its claims that democracy is a failed system.For Republicans, the path forward is clear.First, support the ongoing Justice Department criminal investigations of the Jan. 6 attack. Those investigations must be comprehensive and objective; neither the White House nor any member of Congress should interfere.Second, we must support a parallel bipartisan review by a commission with subpoena power to seek and find facts; it will describe for all Americans what happened. This is critical to defeat the misinformation and nonsense circulating in the press and on social media. No currently serving member of Congress — with an eye to the upcoming election cycle — should participate. We should appoint former officials, members of the judiciary and other prominent Americans who can be objective,just as we did after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The commission should be focused on the Jan. 6 attacks. The Black Lives Matter and antifa violence of last summer was illegal and reprehensible, but it is a different problem with a different solution.Finally, we Republicans need to stand for genuinely conservative principles, and steer away from the dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality. In our hearts, we are devoted to the American miracle. We believe in the rule of law, in limited government, in a strong national defense, and in prosperity and opportunity brought by low taxes and fiscally conservative policies.There is much at stake now, including the ridiculous wokeness of our political rivals, the irrational policies at the border and runaway spending that threatens a return to the catastrophic inflation of the 1970s. Reagan formed a broad coalition from across the political spectrum to return America to sanity, and we need to do the same now. We know how. But this will not happen if Republicans choose to abandon the rule of law and join Trump’s crusade to undermine the foundation of our democracy and reverse the legal outcome of the last election.History is watching. Our children are watching. We must be brave enough to defend the basic principles that underpin and protect our freedom and our democratic process. I am committed to doing that, no matter what the short-term political consequences might be.
Whether or not the Republican Party will formally throw rule of law out of the window and become an occult group, following one, remains to be seen on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
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