Liz Cheney: The Loneliness of Courage

Politicians receive infinitely more criticism than praise.

Some of the allegations are of course justified.

Most of this usually stems from a serious misunderstanding of the actual work of elected officials.

Of course, it doesn’t help when a bitter and frustrated MP like Claire Samson calls her colleagues “green plants”.


Believe me when I tell you that the vast majority of elected officials work hard, to the point where they often put their health and their couple on the line.

Also, believe me when I tell you that if you were in the position of these easily criticized elected officials, nine times out of ten you would have the same reactions and make the same decisions.

For this reason, it seems important to me that an elected officer, regardless of location, demonstrates exemplary conduct in terms of courage and integrity.

The US Congressional Commission of Inquiry into the January 6, 2021 Capitol Storm has begun to detail its evidence.

She will try to show that Donald Trump did everything possible to invalidate and reverse the result of the vote.

He lit the fuse, encouraged boasters who were armed and infinitely better organized than imagined, waited until their failures were clear before asking them to withdraw from the occupied Capitol, and tried everything to get the results certified in key states to derail.

The term “attempted coup” is not too strong.

Equally serious, Trump and his allies are undermining the entire legitimacy of the American political system by believing the far-fetched and baseless idea that the election was stolen.

The commission of inquiry is co-chaired by a Republican-elect, Liz Cheney, who is completely isolated in a party that has become a cult of Donald Trump supporters, largely because Republican-elects fear the ex-president will be his pack will hurl after them and jeopardize their re-election.

Trump and his entourage are determined that Cheney, who plans to run for his own re-election and openly supports whoever is vying for the Republican nomination for his Wyoming seat.

“Tonight I say this to my Republicans who are defending the untenable: The day will come when Donald Trump will go, but your shame will remain,” said Cheney.

“In our country, we swear not to any individual or political party, but to defense of the American Constitution. »

And too bad if defending his honor and oath jeopardizes his political career.

The saddest thing is that many Republicans think like them but dare not say it.

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He will be found to blame Cheney, a Republican, a Conservative, and even quite dumb for being the dark Dick Cheney’s daughter.

However, ideological and partisan considerations no longer seem to me to apply when it comes to fundamental questions of principle.

Mme Cheney, whatever one may think of his views on other matters, displays a courage and integrity that do credit to elected office.

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