It has become a means of preservation for Republicans
Washington— Persistence in lying has become a test of loyalty to Donald Trump and a means of preservation for Republicans.
When the courts, state governments and even Congress (the former president’s remarks fueled the uprising) affirmed the legitimacy of his failure and the honesty of the procedures he led, Trump’s accusation of election theft was notoriously infamous and did not help save him. Presidency.
Now, those Trump complaints, as false as before, are sounding for the second time.
Now, Republicans seem to believe these lies, or they pretend to believe these lies, or at least they have not denied them. From Georgia to Arizona, Republicans who dared to reject lies faced the anger of those loyal to the former president.
Only a few Republicans in Washington are challenging Trump because they know that there is a price to do so.
Liz Cheney was a lifelong conservative, the daughter of a vice president once loved by Republican rights and nicknamed Darth Vader, and he was willing to pay for it.
A female congresswoman from Wyoming wrote when Republicans in the House of Representatives were about to deprive her of the third-largest position in the House of Commons to succeed Trump next week, wrote: “History is watching.” “Republicans must uphold true conservative principles. Get rid of the dangerous and undemocratic Trump personality cult.”
All the victims of the Trump attack agree that Republicans are determined to spread the “big lie.” President Joe Biden said so. Cheney said so. Dominion Voting Systems claimed in a large-scale lawsuit that Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani “fabricated and spread a’big lie’.
Trump tried to belittle the term by dealing with his accusers, just as he did with “fake news” during his presidency.
“They can’t change the 2020 election, but they can use it to justify voting restrictions,” said Richard Hasen, an electoral law scholar from the University of California, Irvine, and Trump University Loyalist.
“This is extremely worrying for the American democratic system and undermines voters’ confidence in the integrity of the electoral process. This is very dangerous.”