Cheney's response tweet was simple. "This is not 'legitimate political discourse,'" she wrote over top of a 30-second video montage showing the Jan. 6 rioters thrashing against police, bear-spraying them, assaulting them with poles, and crushing them between doors.
Cheney has been owning the RNC all week. Her statement when the censure push was first reported was absolutely blistering.
“The leaders of the Republican Party have made themselves willing hostages to a man who admits he tried to ‘overturn’ a presidential election and suggests he would pardon Jan. 6 defendants, some of whom have been charged with seditious conspiracy,” Cheney said. “I’m a constitutional conservative and I do not recognize those in my party who have abandoned the Constitution to embrace Donald Trump. History will be their judge."
RNC chair Ronna McDaniel is now working overtime trying to clean up the mess she created by bowing to Donald Trump at the expense of her party, the country, and maybe even the midterms. Good luck trying to claim the mantle of "law and order" after your party endorses a homegrown terrorist attack on the homeland.
Cleanup on Aisle 7!
Not to state the obvious, but an actual New York Times headline reads, “GOP Declares Jan. 6 Attack 'Legitimate Political Discourse.'”
Wonder if we'll see that headline in any Democratic attack ads alongside the video tweeted out by Cheney.
Happy Friday, readers!