Liz Cheney, who has already been disowned by the Wyoming State Republican Party, has found herself on the outside looking in when it comes to the GOP.
Cheney had always been a rather staunch “never-Trumper”, but she took that ethos a step too far for many within her own party, and is caused a massive rift between she and her conservative colleagues. Her spot on the January 6th select committee was just the icing on the cake for many.
Now, after a horrific racist massacre in New York State, Cheney looks to be pointing the finger right back at the Republican Party.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., on Monday accused House GOP leadership of enabling white supremacy and antisemitism, which she suggested has inspired people to act upon those threats, leading to dangerous consequences.
“The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism. History has taught us that what begins with words ends in far worse. @GOP leaders must renounce and reject these views and those who hold them,” Cheney said in a tweet.
Fellow anti-MAGA Republican Adam Kinzinger took things further, naming at least one elected official by name.
On Saturday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, the only other Republican on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot besides Cheney, tweeted, “@EliseStefanik pushes white replacement theory? The #3 in the house GOP. @Liz_Cheney got removed for demanding truth. @GOPLeader should be asked about this.”Advertisement - story continues below
Kinzinger linked to an editorial last year in The Times Union of Albany, New York, that denounced the congresswoman, saying that she was pushing the “replacement theory” in campaign ads on Facebook.
These statements will almost certainly spark a war of words between the Cheney-Kinzinger outpost and mainland GOP, and just as the 2022 midterms loom over the horizon.