It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the right wing of the GOP is bound and determined to rewrite the history books on January 6. Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego called out Paul Gosar’s lies earlier today when he released a photo of the mob in the Capitol and the Capitol Police officer who was the lawmakers’ last line of defense. Now Liz Cheney has stepped up as well.
On January 6, as the violent mob advanced on the House chamber, I was standing near @RepGosar and helped him open his gas mask. The Capitol Police led us to safety. It is disgusting and despicable to see Gosar lie about that day and smear the men and women who defended us. https://t.co/GKsnekHBKx
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) June 16, 2021
Two weeks later, on Dec. 19, Gosar was the headline speaker at [Ali] Alexander’s Stop the Steal rally at the Arizona Capitol. The rally was promoted by Gosar and featured a taped message from Biggs, vowing to challenge the certification of the election.
“When it comes to Jan. 6, I will be right down there in the well of the House with my friend from Alabama, representative Mo Brooks,” Biggs said in the recording.
During the rally, Alexander called Biggs a hero of the movement and led a chant in his name.
“We will not go quietly,” Alexander told the crowd. “We’ll shut down this country if we have to.”
This is the problem. The crazies are inside the city gates. The crazies are sitting members of Congress, ginning up other crazies into a frenzy. If there was sanity within both chambers of Congress, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. The GOP is toxic and the only remaining question is how much and how severely is it going to continue to poison America before it somehow reforms itself and becomes a viable party again? Or is this how it’s going to continue? At this point, all bets are off.
There is no reform for the GQP! The Q-Nuts have taken over what was once the republican party. The republiQanons are not a viable or legitimate political party. If anything is left of the old republican party, it will have to split off and become independent or form a new party. I wish them good luck with that. As to the repunliQanon party, we have to find a way to deprogram the cult. I don’t have all of the answers as to how to do that, but a good start would be to cut off the sources of the lies and disinformation that have led to the cult in the first place!
Grand Old Purjurers
This is your regular reminder that Liz Cheney is the future of the American right wing. Of all current GOP officeholders, she’s the only one with pull that lives on the same planet as the rest of us.
” someday you’ll be in the ditch, blood on your saddle, flies buzzin round your eyes.” Bob Dylan
Only a handful of elected Repugs care about the country. The rest just want to keep their jobs with all the perks and power. Democracy be damned – it’s all about what’s in it for them. And Manchin and Synema are just as bad. I hate the term Dino but it sure fits them.