Politics Sanders on Cheney drama: GOP is an 'anti-democratic cult'

21:05  06 may  2021
21:05  06 may  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) called the GOP an "anti-democratic cult" in a Thursday tweet commenting on Rep. Liz Cheney's almost certain ouster from House Republican leadership next week.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) © Greg Nash Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sanders said Cheney was being ousted for the crime of "acknowledging the reality" the former President Donald Trump last the 2020 election to President Biden.

"The Republican Party is no longer a 'conservative' party. It is an anti-democratic cult pushing the Big Lie and conspiracy theories," wrote Sanders, who ran for president himself in 2020 but was defeated by Biden in the Democratic primary.

How Democrats Learned to Love the Cheneys

  How Democrats Learned to Love the Cheneys Is Cheney's dissent conviction or calculation?This metamorphosis—lampooned as “strange new respect” by journalist Tom Bethell in 1992 as the liberal journalist’s instinct to overpraise any leftward gesture by a right-wing politician—can be accomplished any number of ways. In Romney’s case, he achieved his strange new respect in 2020, when he cast his ballot to impeach President Donald Trump. John Bolton won his by publishing a show-and-tell about working for the Trump administration, 2020’s The Room Where It Happened.

Cheney is going through a public rift with her party after being one of the few Republicans to show criticism towards Trump. Cheney has repeatedly gone after the former president over his various remarks arguing the election was stolen from him.

Trump lost the election to Biden and there has been no evidence of widespread fraud, despite his repeated protests.

House Republicans, however, have largely become annoyed with Cheney's criticisms of the former president, who remains the driving force behind the party.

Trump released a statement Wednesday calling Cheney a "warmongering fool".

Cheney is one of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, where pro-Trump supporters stormed the building.

Liz Cheney's future in Republican leadership decided by voice vote in closed-door meeting .
Under long-standing conference rules, votes were cast in secret by the members who physically show up to the morning meeting in the Capitol. No proxy voting is allowed. Start the day smarter. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. A simple majority of those voting decided Cheney's fate. That's what happened in February when some Republicans sought to strip Cheney of the leadership post following the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump that she supported. The vote was 145-61 (with one abstention) by voice vote to keep Cheney on as conference chair.

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