Liz Cheney, the republican who dared to challenge Trump

Republican-elect Liz Cheney, who on Thursday made a relentless plea about Donald Trump’s responsibility for the Capitol attack and alerted her colleagues to the “disgrace” they risked by supporting the former president at any cost, said she took the lead in a fierce but extremely. A lonely battle against a billionaire.

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The 55-year-old elected official, who co-chairs the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry into the events of January 6, 2021, put Donald Trump Thursday night at the center of a “coup attempt” aimed at toppling the 2020 presidential election.

“The Untenable”

But parliamentarians above all have distinguished morale with their extremely harsh words directed at conservatives who continue to blindly follow Donald Trump in his crusade against supposedly “stolen” elections.

“Tonight, I say this to my fellow Republicans who stand up for the indefensible: The day will come when Donald Trump leaves, but the shame will remain,” she said in a serious tone.

“In our country, we do not swear an oath to an individual or a political party,” the elected official added, noting that “defending the US Constitution” is worth endangering his political life.

Because in her crusade against the rising nationalism and populist rhetoric that brought the former president to power, Liz Cheney was very lonely.

A year and a half after being ousted from power, Donald Trump maintains an iron grip on the Republican Party, which recently called the January 6 protests “legitimate political expression” and penalized Liz Cheney for her participation in the investigation.

“Members of the conservative elite who still have some kind of clarity know that Liz Cheney is right,” Republican commentator Bill Kristol said Friday. “But they cannot take a stand against the new establishment… they desperately want to be a part of it,” he wrote on Twitter.

Only one other conservative, Adam Kinzinger-elect, who is not a candidate for re-election, has agreed to sit on this committee. Both are embezzled by their colleagues with the highly pejorative nickname “RINOs” (“Republicans in Name Only”).

Liz Cheney, heiress to the traditional right, which was an anti-marriage time for all despite her homosexual sister, in no way denied her very conservative stances, especially on the economic front.

But to supporters of Donald Trump, it represents the “solitary waters” of Washington denounced by the former president, who criticizes career politicians whom activists no longer recognize.

traditional right

The parliamentarian, from a family with a long political past, was often seen alongside her father, Dick Cheney, elected from Wyoming from 1979 to 1989, before becoming Secretary of Defense for George HW Bush, then Vice President of George W. Bush.

She graduated in law from the University of Chicago, and joined the Bank of the International Finance Corporation before holding several positions in the State Department, particularly in the Middle East.

Married to Philip Berry, a lawyer at a famous Washington law firm, this mother of five tried her luck for a Senate seat in 2014, before taking her father’s seat in the House of Representatives in 2016.

Au Congrès, Liz Cheney représente le Wyoming, l’État le moins peuplé du pays, connu pour ses grandes plaines, ses cow-boys… et pour avoir voté à 70% pour Donald Trump en 2020, le meilleur score du républicain dans Country.

In February 2021, the local branch of the Republican Party demanded the resignation of Liz Cheney after the former White House tenant was found “guilty” after his second trial, following the assault on the Capitol.

Since then, this bespectacled blonde woman, who is running for re-election in mid-August, has limited her appearance in this state to a strict minimum. Donald Trump, who had not spared the slightest blow against the elected “traitors and warmongers”, threw all their might behind his opponent Harriet Hageman, with whom he personally went to participate in his campaign at the end of May.

This election, a sort of new referendum on the influence of the billionaire…but also on Liz Cheney’s political future, will be one of the most scrutinized legislative elections of the midterm.

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