The battle between the old guard Republican establishment and former President Donald J. Trump continues to rage as Rep. Liz Cheney has assumed her role as protector of the swamp.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney represents the failed Bush-Romney-McCain remnants of the GOP, which was routed by the iconoclastic billionaire outsider in 2016. However, they are determined to regain control of what they still see as their party.
In an escalating war of words between Cheney and Trump, the Wyoming congresswoman joined Democrats in condemning the ongoing audit of votes in Arizona’s largest county. The ex-POTUS contends the process will expose a “rigged” election.
According to a statement from Trump: “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!”
Those were fighting words to Cheney, who unlike Trump hasn’t been de-platformed from social media. She took to her Twitter account to deny that the election was stolen and to accuse the nation’s 45th president of “poisoning our democratic system.”
The 2020 presidential election was not stolen. Anyone who claims it was is spreading THE BIG LIE, turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) May 3, 2021
Cheney loves to invoke democracy, even when the very concept of such an idea is viewed with extreme contempt by those who seek to wield total power by any means necessary.
But Trump wasn’t finished and quickly dropped a bunker buster on Cheney with another Monday statement calling out the “big-shot warmonger” and predicting her political demise in her home state of Wyoming.
NEW TRUMP STATEMENT:
“Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming. She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen…” pic.twitter.com/Vw2P2znKks
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 3, 2021
According to Trump:
“Heartwarming to read new polls on big-shot warmonger Liz Cheney of the great State of Wyoming. She is so low that her only chance would be if vast numbers of people run against her which, hopefully, won’t happen. They never liked her much, but I say she’ll never run in a Wyoming election again!”
Score that one as a direct hit. The major reason (outside of the “mean tweets”) that the establishment hated Trump is that he did not favor squandering American blood and treasure in the endless foreign wars. Unlike his predecessors – especially Bush-Cheney – who represented the Washington elite that were addicted to the conflicts, and the money they brought in.
Cheney has clearly chosen the defense of Biden’s regime as the hill that she is prepared to die on. According to CNN she delivered a rousing statement to a gathering of establishment big shots at an event sponsored by the globalist American Enterprise Institute.
CNN reports that, “speaking behind closed doors at a conference in Sea Island, Georgia“, Cheney told the donors, “We can’t embrace the notion the election is stolen. It’s a poison in the bloodstream of our democracy. We can’t whitewash what happened on January 6 or perpetuate Trump’s big lie. It is a threat to democracy. What he did on January 6 is a line that cannot be crossed.”
According to CNN, Cheney’s remarks came during an, “off-the-record interview with former House Speaker Paul Ryan before a crowd of donors and scholars at the annual retreat for the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.”
With the increasing over-the-top hysterics over the Maricopa County vote audit, it is obvious that the anti-Trump establishment is very, very scared of something. Rest assured it has nothing to do with protecting democracy.
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Author: Chris Donaldson