Liz Cheney Doubles Down, Laments Trump's 'Big Lie'
The GOP is in the middle of an internal conflict that has many observers more than a bit nervous.
In the wake of the 2020 election, with the far-right seemingly ready to resort to radical means of keeping Donald Trump in office, the Republican Party has been forced into some sort of reckoning. The MAGA Movement brings with it a whole lot of voting power, but moderates are still trying to determine at what cost?
Leaders on the right side of this debate, such as Senator Ted Cruz, have been vocal about their support for the Trump agenda, and for the narrative bandied about on the far-right that suggests foul play in the 2020 election.
Wyoming’s Liz Cheney, who represents the more moderate wing of the GOP, (and who is no fan of Trump), is now pushing back against the “big lie” of 2020.
On Monday morning, Trump issued a statement from his Save America PAC proclaiming that the presidential election “will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” — an attempt to appropriate the label given to the false claim by Trump and his Republican allies that last November’s election was in fact won by the former president.Trending:
Less than an hour later, Cheney (R-Wyo.), who faces renewed pressure from Trump-aligned forces within the Republican caucus to remove her from House leadership over her direct rebukes of the former president’s falsehoods, swiped back on Twitter.
“The 2020 presidential election was not stolen,” Cheney wrote. “Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”
Cheney has gone out on a limb here, however, as this dialogue has her defending the semantics of CNN and other mainstream media sources – something that the almighty MAGA voting bloc won’t soon forgive.