Donald Trump won his case. On Wednesday, May 12, the Republican Party, led by a conservative minority in the House of Representatives, withdrew from Liz Cheney (Wyoming). The leader of this minority is Kevin McCarthy (California), daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney (2001-2009), under pressure from a former White House tenant.
Liz Cheney dismisses allegations that she voted in favor of Donald Trump’s role in the January 6 attack on Capitol by some of his supporters to prevent certification of results. “The big lie” In her opinion, the former businessman’s conspiracy theory. The latter supports the idea that large-scale electoral fraud prevented him from running for re-election. The position defended by Wyoming’s elected representative has earned him frequent attacks and public insults from Donald Trump.
Again on Tuesday, Liz Cheney spoke on a hemicycle to make sure she wasn’t doing that « [resterait] Do not remain silent as others lead our party to abandon the rule of law and join the crusade of the former President on a path to weaken our democracy.. After the verdict of the Republican group came, and after being threatened by some of her peers, Liz Cheney promised. “Everything inside [son] The power to ensure that the former president never reaches the Oval Office ”.
Kevin McCarthy, who was initially harsh on Donald Trump’s attitude during his attack on Congress, backed Liz Cheney, like most of the Republicans elected during the initial secret ballot in February. But the pressure exerted by Donald Trump on the resolution of the stolen election in defiance of the facts gradually forced the Republican minority leader to change his mind and deploy himself without reservation in his positions, while Liz Cheney isolated herself due to her negligence. Kevin McCarthy hopes to become the next Speaker of the House if the Grand Old Party wins the November 2022 by-election.
“Silence and ignoring lies encourage the liar.”, Liz had assured Cheney on Tuesday evening. The strategy of appeasing the former president, who was chosen by the most senior Republican officials to focus the attack on Joe Biden’s political election, did not deter Donald Trump from abandoning his conspiracy theory. Quite the opposite. In a press release issued on May 10, he again questioned the results in Michigan, while a controversial recount operation – though of no legal value and fully supported – was already underway in Arizona.
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