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Politics Republicans shouldn't remove Liz Cheney

20:20  04 may  2021
20:20  04 may  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Many members of the House Republican caucus are reportedly at odds with their conference chairwoman, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. But ousting Cheney would be a mistake. It would be no different than those on the Left who seek to cancel and ostracize dissent.

Liz Cheney sitting in a box © Provided by Washington Examiner

This isn't to say that Cheney is perfect. Having survived a House GOP vote in February to oust her from the leadership role, Cheney would be wise to stop giving oxygen to former President Donald Trump. Instead, she should be more proactive in "strongly" opposing President Joe Biden’s policies.

If Republicans want to win back the House of Representatives and Senate next year, they need to move past the 2020 election and stop acting like those Democrats who refused to accept the 2016 election. The GOP should focus on opposing Biden and promoting an alternative, principled conservative platform in response to the far-left agenda proposed by the Democrats. This shouldn't be that hard. After all, it's clear that Democrats have moved to the far-left, proposing trillions of dollars of new spending on welfare initiatives alone. They also want drastic tax increases.

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Civility, as Cheney has exemplified by calling out the worst rhetoric of both Republicans and Democrats, should be embraced, not shunned. When Democrats go low, Republicans should not go lower.

The Republican Party and conservatism need to be a big-tent movement that tolerates dissent. Otherwise, by booting the principled conservative Cheney from her leadership role, House Republicans risk replicating the Democratic Party's tendency to ostracize and even cancel those who disagree with their orthodoxy.

Jackson Richman is a journalist in Washington, D.C. Follow him @jacksonrichman.

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Liz Cheney Has Only Herself to Blame .
The representative from Wyoming is taking a stand against an authoritarian streak in the Republican Party that she helped cultivate.Cheney’s transgression? She has continued to insist, truthfully, that former President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election are false, after having voted to impeach him in March for inciting a mob that stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the result.

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