The Conservative Wall Street Journal’s editorial board targeted the GOP on Tuesday for its infighting over the 2020 election and criticized the party’s efforts to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) For “daring to say the truth ‘about it.
Republicans have attempted to remove Cheney, the third House Republican, from her leadership position because she refutes former President Donald Trump’s lie that the election was rigged. She was among 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump for inciting a violent Jan.6 insurgency on the U.S. Capitol.
His refusal to stand in line upset Trump and other Republicans. On Wednesday, minority parliamentary leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Was caught on a hot mic complaining that “I got it with her” and saying that “someone just needs to make a motion, but I guess that will probably take place. “
“But Mr. McCarthy knows Ms. Cheney is right,” the Journal editorial said. “The election was not stolen, but Mr. Trump wants his stolen claim to be a litmus test for every Republican candidate.”
“She can be ousted because she dares to tell the truth to GOP voters,” the editorial added, “and at personal political risk.”
The Journal’s editorial board said purging Cheney for his honesty would diminish the party and called on Republicans to find a way to tell voters the truth in the 2022 midterm election.
“Republicans will look silly, or worse, tip voters if they remake 2020 in 2022,” he said.
Read the full editorial in the Wall Street Journal here.