Just as Senator Margaret Chase Smith smote Joe McCarthy a political death blow long ago, the dangerous absurdity of lies fostered by the current GOP leadership will end in Trump’s demise.
You can read about Smith and Cheney’s current statements here.
Margaret Madeline Chase Smith (December 14, 1897 – May 29, 1995) was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, she served as a U.S Representative (1940–1949) and a U.S. Senator (1949–1973) from Maine. She was the first woman to serve in both houses of the United States Congress, and the first woman to represent Maine in either. A moderate Republican, she was among the first to criticize the tactics of Joseph McCarthy in her 1950 speech, “Declaration of Conscience”.
Smith was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 1964 presidential election; she was the first woman to be placed in nomination for the presidency at a major party’s convention. Upon leaving office, she was the longest-serving female Senator in history, a distinction that was not surpassed until January 5, 2011, when Senator Barbara Mikulski was sworn in for a fifth term. Smith was ranked as the longest-serving Republican woman in the Senate, a distinction that was not surpassed until January 3, 2021, when Susan Collins, who holds the same Senate seat she previously held, was sworn in for a fifth term.
— Rick Brutti (@Rbrutti) September 13, 2016
Trump is widely noted now by the media as controlling the GOP, but that may well prove a slender constituency to most Americans whose sense of American honor is not built on a massive pathology of lying.
Liz Cheney isn’t fighting to hold on to her House GOP leadership role as ouster vote looms https://t.co/qoB0YpEeF5
— POLITICO (@politico) May 5, 2021
Liz Cheney not backing down in new op-Ed: “The Republican Party is at a turning point, and Republicans must decide whether we are going to choose truth and fidelity to the Constitution.” https://t.co/lkSWWpYsZq
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 5, 2021
On the Liz Cheney affair, a perfect column. Two choice bits: "Ousting her for saying the obvious puts the party on the side of a lie." "The fever never passes. It has to be treated." A deep bow to Peggy Noonan (@Peggynoonannyc). https://t.co/tKGzaeeFqD
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) May 7, 2021
From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013
By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
Rep. Liz Cheney urges GOP to break with Trump amid growing effort to oust her from leadership
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