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Thursday, September 02, 2021

The head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus [Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona] is planning to send a letter to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy this week calling on him to change the rules in order to remove Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger from the Republican Conference for their roles on the January 6 select committee, CNN has learned.

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I take the point of this sad poor performance artist from AZ: If Cheney and Kinzinger are out, there will be no adults in the room.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-02 07:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

From the article:

Kinzinger, in response, said in a tweet Wednesday evening, "I think this is interesting. Just coming off a member declaring bloodshed will happen, many pushing Covid denialism and Jan 6 trutherism.... The GOP has a choice. I am even more committed to getting truth now."

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-02 08:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Republican Party is telling their membership that they have no right to their own opinions about anything. Sort of like Nazis.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-02 09:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

So the head of the "Freedom Caucus" doesn't believe in freedom. Check.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-02 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

FTA: "This proposal is not because of a policy or political difference, but because some members have chosen to work with the Democrats..." - Andy Biggs

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2021-09-02 10:13 AM | Reply

I think this all comes down to there's a lot of Republicans involved with January 6. When the committee starts digging in to the communications data they're going to find connections between gop lawmakers and some of those charged for the insurrection.

#6 | Posted by ScottE at 2021-09-02 10:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"I think this all comes down to there's a lot of Republicans involved with January 6."

Correct.

Some openly, some not so openly.

Over 100 in the House voted to not have Biden for President.

Thats more than half of House Republicans, who openly supported the attempt to steal the election from Biden.

I'd wager at least a quarter more are closet supporters.

And then there's Eberly.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-02 10:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Liz Cheney chosen as Jan. 6 committee vice chair
www.foxnews.com

...Former House Republican Caucus Chair Liz Cheney on Thursday was appointed to serve as the vice chair of the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, vowing to "assure" the panel conducts a "non-partisan, professional, and thorough investigation."

Committee Chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., tapped Cheney, R-Wyo., who he said has "demonstrated again and again her commitment to getting answers about January 6th, ensuring accountability, and doing whatever it takes to protect democracy for the American people."

"Her leadership and insights have shaped the early work of the Select Committee and this appointment underscores the bipartisan nature of this effort," Thompson said.

The move comes as Republicans have criticized the panel and its investigation as purely partisan....


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-02 10:55 AM | Reply

Ah yes, the "Big Tent" GOP.

#9 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2021-09-02 11:28 AM | Reply

"So the head of the "Freedom Caucus" doesn't believe in freedom."

Freedom Cuck-Us.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-02 11:33 AM | Reply

How do Cheney and Kinzinger feel about the filibuster? Maybe the Dems could trade Manchin and Sinema for them.

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-09-02 12:01 PM | Reply

@#11 ... Maybe the Dems could trade Manchin and Sinema for them. ...

The filibuster problem is a self-inflicted one for the Democrats.

It was the Democrats who so horribly screwed up their messaging during the 2020 campaign.

"Defund the Police" did it to them.

#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-02 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12

I agree, "Defund the Police" was terrible. I should have been "Reform the Police".

The current Republican Party is perhaps the worst, most corrupt Party this country has ever had. Yet the Dems stand a significant chance of losing this country over to fascism over the next 4 years.

#13 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-09-02 12:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Defund the Police" did it to them.
#12 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Funny, how that was not official messaging from elected officials in the party, but was amplified by a media that thrives on controversy. Kind of difficult to prevent them taking the most extreme sentiments they see and use that to amplify conflict so they can profit from eyeballs and clicks. Remember Moonves at CBS: "Trump may not be good for the country but he's good for CBS" [paraphrase].

It's easy to blame the party, but how exactly do you prevent the press from doing that (hint: you can't; they've been doing it for as long as there have been newspapers)?

#14 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-09-02 12:34 PM | Reply

@#14 ... Funny, how that was not official messaging from elected officials in the party, but was amplified by a media that thrives on controversy. ...

I agree it may not have been official messaging. (I cannot say for sure because I do not know what every Democratic candidate was espousing.)

It was, however, defined and amplified by the GOP.

While it is always easy to blame the media (and in doing so hide the real problem), in this instance they were just reporting what was going on. And when more is going on, there's more for the media to report (hence Mr Moonves' comment).

And what was going on was the GOP [mis]defining "defund the police" and attaching it to the Democratic candidates.

The problem the Democrats had was a quite simple one: they had no message to counter what the GOP was doing to them. They did not even seem to try to counter it.


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-02 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Same thing with Critical Race Theory.

Racists accuse liberals of CRT, but can't even say what it means.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-02 01:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The GOP: where Cheney and Kinzinger are not welcome but Marjorie Taylor Green and Matt Gaetz are.

#17 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-09-02 01:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#6 | Posted by ScottE

Well since some of them were personally giving them tours prior to this (when tours were not permitted), I am sure there will be communications.

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-09-02 01:52 PM | Reply

@#18 ... I am sure there will be communications ...

Probably why there is so much sand being kicked up about the upcoming subpoenas.

#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-02 02:16 PM | Reply

Cults cant allow members that don't parrot the lies of the cult leader.

#20 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-09-02 05:18 PM | Reply

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