Schumer Uses Cheney to Beat Up Republicans On Elections Bill

She is not an asset.

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Rep. Liz Cheney, although she has guts for telling the truth about Donald Trump, must be jettisoned and quickly. When Democrats can use a Republican like this she is an albatross. Even though she did not vote for HR1. Rep. Elise Stefanik must be Muttley laughing up her sleeve.

FNC: “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer named Rep. Liz Cheney on Tuesday in debate over Democrats’ sweeping voting bill, asking GOP senators to ‘follow’ her ‘example’ — but Cheney voted against the bill in the House and slammed it as ‘unconstitutional.’ Schumer, D-N.Y., tied Republicans’ opposition to the bill to former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the presidential election was stolen, despite the fact Democrats have been pushing the bill, titled the ‘For the People Act,’ for years. Schumer continued to invoke Cheney, R-Wyo., the House GOP conference chair, who has fallen out of favor with the party’s rank-and-file members over her regular condemnations of Trump’s false claims…Most Republicans, even others who like Cheney voted to impeach Trump over his alleged role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, have largely elected to ignore the former president’s continued false statements. With Cheney’s condemnations serving as a distraction, according to many, House Republicans plan to vote to remove her as conference chair Wednesday.”

“Down the hall from us, House Republicans are plotting the demotion of a Republican member for the crime of repeating the truth: that Joe Biden is the president of the United States and that Donald Trump is lying. Liz Cheney spoke truth to power, and for that, she’s being fired,” Schumer said.

“Every Republican in this room knows Joe Biden won the election fair and square. Every Republican knows that Donald Trump perpetrated the big lie. But the price of admission in today’s Republican Party is silence in the face of provable lies. Aren’t there a few Republicans who will refuse to follow the rush of their party? Who will follow the example of a Liz Cheney?” he continued. “Maybe there will be a Republican who will support this bill, or at the very least offer constructive amendments. Where are the few?”

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But Schumer is playing games, as he knows Cheney denounced the bill. “The bill they brought to the floor today steals power from the people, violates Americans’ First Amendment Rights, and is designed to protect Democrat politicians,” Cheney said. “The legislation would force hard-earned taxpayer money to fund political campaigns and enable the federal government to control all aspects of our elections. It’s clear that we need common sense election reform, but this unconstitutional federal takeover would only create more uncertainty for the system.” She’s exactly right on this and Trump. But it’s not enough to save her. Schumer saw to that today.

This piece was written by David Kamioner on May 11, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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