House Republicans are feuding amongst themselves about the fate of Conference Chair Liz Cheney, whose days appear numbered. Steve Scalise, the number two House Republican from Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District, called for Cheney’s removal Wednesday morning.
Cheney is an outspoken critic of the twice-impeached former President’s dangerous, unpatriotic behavior—and for good reason. Trump did incite a violent insurrection at our nation’s Capitol. For his part, Scalise has amplified Trump’s big lie every step of the way. He tried to overturn the election results in the House and has yet to admit that President Joe Biden won the election fairly.
It’s no wonder that Scalise supports Trump apologist Elise Stefanik to replace Cheney. In fact, Scalise recently defended Trump when Cheney roasted him for repeating his “rigged election” lie. Scalise said, “This idea that you just disregard President Trump is not where we are, and, frankly, he has a lot to offer still.”
So, where is the Republican Party? They will likely replace Cheney with Stefanik, but the GOP is with Q-Anon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene raised a staggering $3.2 million in the first quarter of 2021 from more than 100,000 individual donors. This astonishing sum of small-dollar donations made her the number two House Republican fundraiser, which is why Scalise has shown more support to Marjorie Taylor Greene than Liz Cheney.
Scalise and the GOP bristle at Cheney’s truthfulness while tolerating Greene’s crazy conspiracy theories, ranging from a “global cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles” to Jewish space lasers. Why? Because Greene brings in the money.
The base supports Greene, not Cheney. So it’s out with the old and in with the Q.
The new Republican Party is more focused on manufactured outrage, bogus controversies, and wild conspiracy theories than the real-life issues facing American families.