The noble office of elected office advances the freedom of American citizens in the republic because the assumption is that the politicians in office are representing those that put them there.
No one expects a GOP official to perfectly represent Democrats from their home jurisdiction. But when your own party says you aren’t doing your job and you still don’t care, then the fundamental assumptions of Democracy breakdown.
That brings me to Liz Cheney.
Lover her or hate her, you can’t deny that the Republicans who elected her are now calling for her to resign.
But she says she doesn’t care. When a Fox News host asked her if she plans to heed the calls from the GOP in her home state to resign, she said “I’m not.”
“Look I think people all across Wyoming understand and recognize that our most important duty is to the Constitution,” said Cheney. “And as I’ve explained and will continue to explain to supporters all across the state, voters all across the state, the oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment, and it doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure, it’s the most important oath that we take.”
She went so far as to say Trump was the greatest threat to our democracy. Not China. Not terrorists. Not radical Islam. Donald J. Trump.
“The single greatest threat to our republic is a president who would put his own self-interest above the Constitution, above the national interest,” said Cheney. “And we’ve had a situation where President Trump claimed for months that the election was stolen and the apparently set about to do everything he could to steal it himself.”
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