Liz Cheney was ousted from her position as House Republican Conference Chair this morning, thanks in no small part to her continued crusade against Donald Trump:
GOP Rep. Liz Cheney: "Today, we face threat America has never seen before. A former president who provoked a violent attack on this Capitol, in an effort to steal the election, has resumed his aggressive effort to convince Americans that the election was stolen from him." pic.twitter.com/Uh6IOcfRHA
— Axios (@axios) May 12, 2021
It’s not necessarily wrong to point out that, contra Donald Trump, the 2020 presidential election was not stolen. It’s also not wrong to point out that the January 6 riots at the Capitol were unequivocally bad.
But when it comes to priorities, it’s difficult to argue that Liz Cheney’s are the correct ones at this particular moment.
As Dana Loesch points out:
Considering the news re Hamas attacking Israel, Colonial Pipeline and possible Russian involvement, jobs numbers and basic soft launch of UBI making headlines, this seems like a weird focus for today. https://t.co/QkSmC3TeqZ
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 12, 2021
It’s been nearly four months since Joe Biden was inaugurated as president, and in that time, we’ve watched a lot happen, and pretty much none of it has been good. Whether or not you’re a Cheney fan, it’s difficult to defend her singular focus on Donald Trump while things are going to hell in a handbasket.
I thought the same thing. So much major news going on and I flip to CNN and it’s all things Liz Cheney.
— MillerT (@millert337) May 12, 2021
Her to-do list is way too short.
— Michael Fidanza (@nmbr1son) May 12, 2021
The continued efforts to delegitimize the 2020 election results deserve to be called out. But now just doesn’t seem like the optimal time to be doing that, not when there are far more timely, pressing issues facing Americans.
Border crisis, gas lines, inflation, economic stagnation, kids still out of school, rocket attacks in Israel, and on and on and on. If you're a Republican under the dome not talking about any of this today, you're weakening your country.
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) May 12, 2021