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  • Rand Paul warns ONE THIRD of Republicans will leave the party if McConnell allows Trump to be convicted in impeachment trial as president plans revenge on 10 GOP lawmakers who voted against him

    01/16/2021 1:33:43 PM PST · by knighthawk · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16 2021 | MATTHEW WRIGHT
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) declared that roughly 'a third' of all Republicans would leave the party if GOP senators team up with Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump as the lame duck president seeks to punish the 10 Republican representatives that voted for impeachment. Speaking with Fox News host Laura Ingraham Friday, Paul claimed that efforts to impeach Trump after he incited the mob last week were 'purely a partisan thing.' 'I didn't agree with the fight that happened last week, and I voted against overturning the election,' Paul said.
  • Republicans just blew their chance to move on from Trump (hurl Alert)

    01/15/2021 7:07:18 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 24 replies
    Washington Post via press reader ^ | January 14h 2021 | Max Boot
    <p>Last Tuesday night, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the number three Republican in the House, announced that she would support impeachment by issuing a blistering attack on President Donald Trump’s role in instigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.</p>
  • Flake: GOP Senators Knew Trump Claims of ‘Wide-Scale Voter Fraud’ Were a ‘Big Lie’

    01/15/2021 12:00:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Pam Key
    Former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said Friday on ABC’s “The View” that all the Republican senators who forwarded President Donald Trump’s claims there was “wide-scale voter fraud” in the 2020 presidential election knew it was a “big lie.” Co-host Sunny Hostin asked, “Senator Flake, the Capitol riots were the result of the false election fraud claims that you’ve said Republicans never really believed, but pushed for, quote, ‘rank opportunism.’ Do you think Republican senators like Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz bear some responsibility for inciting the insurrection? Should they be expelled in your view, held accountable somehow?”
  • Scarborough: The GOP Is ‘What We Read in the History Books About Hitler'

    01/15/2021 9:13:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Trent Baker
    Friday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough doubled down on his argument that the Republican Party is “what we read in the history books about Hitler.” This comes in the wake of a group of President Donald Trump supporters rioting at the U.S. Capitol and members of Congress saying they fear for their lives for voting to impeach Trump. Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, said the party that belongs to Trump is “intimidating” opponents “with threats of death” and violence in support of a “fascist president.”
  • Cindy McCain: GOP Was Once About Inclusion, Country First, ‘We Have Lost Our Way’

    01/14/2021 11:49:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 14 2021 | Pam Key
    Spouse of the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Cindy McCain said Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that the Republican Party has lost its way. Co-host Meghan McCain asked her mom, “The Arizona GOP is in talks to censure you as well as a former senator Jeff Flake and our wonderful governor Doug Ducey, and I think I’m actually included in the censuring because it said part of the McCain family. I don’t know what’s going on. I’m horrified and disgusted. Why do you think there’s so much anger at our family and Jeff Flake and Doug Ducey?”
  • Don’t abandon the GOP; take it over and use the ballot access and many effective officeholders it already has

    01/14/2021 8:50:54 PM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 122 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan 14, 2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Kenneth R. Timmerman today properly reminds us that it is leaders, not institutions, that have betrayed us. James S. Corum reminds us today of the deep bench that resides in the party below the level of top congressional leaders — and the formidable power of state governments and political organizations under GOP control. Discarding these tools amounts to unilateral disarmament just as we need them in the critical elections ahead. Leaders can be influenced and discarded, but institutions take a long time to build. We have state-level redistricting in immediate prospect and a midterm election in less than 22 months....
  • Kevin McCarthy Won’t Back Effort to Remove Liz Cheney from Leadership Post

    01/14/2021 3:06:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2021 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will not join efforts to remove House Republican Conference chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership role in the wake of her vote to impeach President Donald Trump over last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to a report. A spokesman for McCarthy confirmed the news to the Hill amid calls from several House conservatives for Cheney to be ousted. On Wednesday, Cheney was one of ten House Republicans to vote in favor of impeachment, with the measure passing by a count of 232 to 197. McCarthy voted against the move.
  • Georgia state senators who denied Biden's election victory stripped of chairmanships

    01/14/2021 3:16:47 PM PST · by Coronal · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2021 | Mike Brest
    A handful of Republican Georgia state senators, who promoted claims that President-elect Joe Biden was not duly elected, were stripped of their committee chairmanships. Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, who is a Republican, made the call on Tuesday, just days into the state legislature's winter session. State Sen. Brandon Beach of Alpharetta was stripped of his role as the chairman of the Transportation Committee, while state Sen. Burn Jones of Jackson was removed as the head of the Insurance and Labor Committee. Both were completely removed from their respective committees. Meanwhile, state Sen. Matt Brass of Newnan, who was removed as...
  • Wyoming GOP Blasts Liz Cheney for 'Aligning Herself with Leftists'

    01/14/2021 2:37:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | January 14, 2021 | Bronson Stocking
    It seems Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) has ticked off Republicans in her state. The at-large representative voted with Democrats to impeach President Trump following last week's riot at the Capitol. The FBI is only beginning its investigation of last week's riot, but the lack of findings didn't stop Liz Cheney from joining House Democrats to hold the president responsible for the violence. Following Cheney's vote to impeach the president, the Wyoming Republican Party said in a statement that never before has the state party seen "this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans." According to the party, "the anger...
  • AOC: GOP Cares More About Preserving the ‘Mythology of Whiteness’

    01/14/2021 12:22:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/14/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Wednesday that she does not want to hear the “coup-supporting GOP talk about ‘blue lives’ ever again” in the wake of the Capitol protests, concluding that Republicans care more about “preserving the social order and the mythology of whiteness” than democracy. “I don’t want to hear these coup-supporting GOP talk about ‘blue lives’ ever again,” the New York lawmaker told her 11.5 million Twitter followers Wednesday afternoon.
  • Wyoming Republican's Message to Representative Cheney (Wyoming GOP Rebuke To Cheney)

    01/14/2021 8:48:29 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 80 replies
    Wyoming GOP ^ | 1/13/2021 | Wyoming Republican Party
    The wind in Wyoming has been horrendous today—with gusts up to 65 miles per hour. That is nothing compared to the whirlwind created by Representative Cheney’s announcement that she would be voting to impeach President Trump, and her subsequent follow-through of doing just that. There has not been a time during our tenure when we have seen this type of an outcry from our fellow Republicans, with the anger and frustration being palpable in the comments we have received. Our telephone has not stopped ringing, our email is filling up, and our website has seen more traffic than at any...
  • Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA): "The Democrats have won everything in sight ... now they call for vengeance"

    01/14/2021 8:11:27 AM PST · by RandFan · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 14 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    Rep. Tom McClintock: "The Democrats have won everything in sight -- the House, the Senate, and the presidency. In a republic that calls for magnanimity by the victors, only in a banana republic does it call for vengeance." Video... [4:33]
  • The Republican Party Killed Itself

    01/14/2021 7:04:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2021 | J.B. Shurk
    The Republican Party killed itself. The particular poison it swallowed is the hatred it harbors for its own voters. Sooner or later, all that hatred was going to burn it up. When Republican lawmakers turned their backs on Republican voters protesting for free and fair elections and endorsed election fraud by ignoring it, they blew up any remaining illusion that the Red-Blue divide in D.C. is real. Republican voters struggled for over a decade to give the Republican Party all the power it needed to fight for the Constitution and American liberty and against the quickening assault of totalitarian state...
  • House Republican Predicts Half of GOP Supports Ousting Liz Cheney as Conference Chair

    01/14/2021 1:28:49 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEAN MORAN
    One House Republican predicted Wednesday that as many as half of the House Republican conference might vote to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) as the House Republican Conference chair. Politico’s Melanie Zanona reported that one House Republican not affiliated with the House Freedom Caucus said as many as half of the House Republican Conference may support ousting Cheney as the third-ranking Republican over her support for impeaching President Donald Trump. LinkCheney rebuffed calls for her to resign or be ousted from her position in House Republican leadership. “I’m not going anywhere,” she told Politico Wednesday. “This is a vote of...

    01/13/2021 11:00:46 PM PST · by RandFan · 40 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Jan 14 | RandFan
    Not allowed to link to you know where but this looks good (verified account): @RyanGirdusky I already know one serious primary challenger to Liz Cheney. Excited for them to announce
  • The GOP-corporate divorce is a blessing for the party’s future

    01/13/2021 9:09:25 PM PST · by lasereye · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 12, 2021 | Sohrab Ahmari
    November’s election revealed that the class realignment of our two parties is solidifying. Democrats have increasingly emerged as the party of upscale suburbs, of Silicon Valley and Hollywood and Wall Street, of the owners of capital and the professionals who service them. The GOP, meanwhile, is trending toward a multiracial working-class party, preferred by those who generally make their living by toil. So why are conservatives fretting about corporate America cutting off the GOP, a process merely accelerated by last week’s (disgraceful) mob assault on the Capitol? Did they think building a working-class party was going to be painless? That...
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene to file Biden impeachment articles on January 21…

    01/13/2021 5:12:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 102 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 1/13/2021 | Kane
    On January 21st, I’m filing Articles of Impeachment on President-elect @JoeBiden . 75 million Americans are fed up with inaction. It’s time to take a stand. I’m proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored.
  • Rep. Liz Cheney Rejects Calls to Resign from GOP Leadership: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

    01/13/2021 11:44:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/13/2021 | Joshua Caplan
    House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday rejected calls to resign from her leadership post — prompted by her support for impeaching President Donald Trump over last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol. “I’m not going anywhere,” Cheney told Politico reporter Melanie Zanona. “This is a vote of conscience. It’s one where there are different views in our conference.”
  • Republican Fred Upton says he'll vote to impeach Trump

    01/13/2021 9:55:05 AM PST · by JstABrdPstr · 144 replies
    Longtime Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has joined a growing number of House Republicans in saying he plans to vote to impeach President Trump on Wednesday following a deadly riot by a mob of his supporters at the U.S. Capitol last week. “Today the President characterized his inflammatory rhetoric at last Wednesday’s rally as ‘totally appropriate,’ and he expressed no regrets for last week’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol,” Upton said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Rep. Liz Cheney: "There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution"

    01/13/2021 12:51:45 AM PST · by RandFan · 144 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 13 | CNN
    Wyoming's Liz Cheney, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, announced in a statement today that she will vote to impeach President Trump, saying that he "summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack." "There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," she said in the statement.