For Republicans, the Last Man Standing for Democracy … Is a Woman

“This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship,” said Rep. Liz Cheney. “This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.”

5/16/2021 11:34:00 PM

“This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship,” said Rep. Liz Cheney. “This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.”

The Republican Party doesn't just want to get rid of Liz Cheney because she has a sane and correct response to the 2020 presidential election results; rather, they want to silence her so she cannot embolden other Republican women to speak their truth.

Erin VilardiWhen we see a woman leader doing the right thing and putting her leadership and livelihood at risk—as Rep. Liz Cheney did—we, as feminists, must recognize it.“This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship,” said Cheney. “This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.” (Cheney.house.gov)

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Early on Wednesday morning, in a basement auditorium on Capitol Hill, House Republicans booed and yelled and ultimately voted to strip Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) of her leadership position. They claimed they wanted a united voice going into the midterm elections next year but the truth is glaringly obvious: Cheney was ousted because she refused to lie about the results of the 2020 presidential election, and she refused to comply with Donald Trump’s disregard for our democracy. As she has said herself:

“We must speak the truth. Our election was not stolen. And America has not failed … Every one of us who has sworn the oath must act to prevent the unraveling of our democracy. This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans. Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.” headtopics.com

Instead of engaging her, and the faction of her party she represents, House Republicans have opted toswap her out for another woman. Not only does the vote solidify the purge of anyone who speaks the truth about the result of the presidential election; it reinforces that the national Republican Party is destabilizing our democracy while they pay lip service to women’s lives and experiences. 

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Did she think he was getting better during the past four years?