Woodward too recited his lines perfectly when he stated that Pelosi’s committee “has written Donald Trump’s political epitaph.” That is, Woodward uncritically repeated the claim, already denied by secret service agents, that Trump “leaped from the back seat trying to grab the steering wheel.” Yes of course, and in 2018 Woodward, eager to do his bit for Hillary’s Trump-Russia collusion hoax, stated that “the investigative walls are closing in on Trump”.
My advice, then, is to take the televised January 6th hearings for the grand entertainment it’s intended to be. Enjoy the sob stories of the Capitol Police officers pretending to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Behold the terrible “threat to our Democracy” of the bare-chested interloper in a horned helmet chatting-up security guards in the Senate chamber.
McConnell should be rallying the GOP base, the collection of people that will actually vote in 2022 and drive the red wave, if it does still occur. Instead, he’s taking time to smear the most pro-Trump, deep red Republicans as violent insurrectionists and defending the RINOs that did seemingly everything in their power to bring about a GOP defeat in 2020.
Until now, that is. Whether to revive its popularity among disillusioned MAGA voters or because it’s actually furious with Cheney, the RNC’s resolutions committee voted on Thursday to censure Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. The vote to censure both was unanimous and was precipitated by the involvement of those two in the January 6th Committee, a leftist ploy to make Republicans look bad.
Cheney has been censured by the State party and disowned by about one-third of the state’s Republican County committees. That’s not a ringing endorsement, and it all adds some weight to the perception created by the straw poll. But Liz will have insider money, and you need more than just registered Republican to win an election these days.