In sending incumbent Liz Cheney to her premature retirement in Tuesday’s primary, Wyoming struck a blow against conservatism. Her defeat is the latest demonstration that Trumpism now eclipses conservatism as the reigning faith of the Republican party
Judge J. Michael Luttig, appointed as a Federal Judge by President George H. W. Bush, testified to the House Committee last Thursday. The same day in Texas, the state GOP convention rejected the election results, declaring Biden not the president.
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's final chief of staff supported the reckless pursuit of the “rigged election” fever dream which Trump personally began laying the groundwork for months before the election had even taken place, and still refuses to disavow
A year after the attack on the Capitol, the country is suspended between democracy and autocracy. That sense of uncertainty radically heightens the likelihood of episodic bloodletting in America, and even the risk of civil war.
Republicans are busy undermining the next election. Giving up on democracy isn’t an option. We must fight back. ‘The temptation to seize power will surely tantalize a political party that seems openly hostile to the very premises of democracy.’
If elected, these candidates would join at least 10 other Republican participants in the attack who have been elected to state and local offices. Many of them enjoy support of fellow party leaders — a sign of the right’s ongoing radicalization.
Don’t imagine that anything truly began at the Capitol on January 6th. Admittedly, a coup attempt was indeed launched for the first time in this country. Donald Trump ran for president already focused on turning the American system upside down.