Republicans Fighting To Keep Their 1/6 Treason Hidden
I'm going to guess-- since you're reading DWT-- that you probably don't read the Conservative Action Project memos, founded by right-wing nut cases Ed Meese and Ken Blackwell. A few days ago they sent a memo to Kevin McCarthy, signed by a few dozen far right crackpots-- many with names you probably recognize, from Meese and Blackwell to Club for Growth president David McIntosh, Brent Bozell, Tony Perkins, Ken Cuccinelli, Gary Bauer, Cleta Mitchell, Matt Schlapp, Jim DeMint, Alfred Regnery and William "Jerry" Boykin. The memo demanded the removal of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger "from the Republican conference due to their egregious actions as part of the House of Representative’s January 6th Select Committee."
The actions of Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger on behalf of House Democrats have given supposedly bipartisan justification to an overtly partisan political persecution that brings disrespect to our country’s rule of law, legal harassment to private citizens who have done nothing wrong, and which demeans the standing of the House.
As duly elected representatives, Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger are free to serve in the House, but they should no longer do so with the privileges granted to members of the House Republican Conference. They should no longer be given access to the benefits of a conference they actively seek to undermine.
We ask that the GOP conference meet immediately to vote on stripping Reps. Cheney and Kinzinger from their membership in the GOP conference. We further inform you that conservative leaders are launching a nationwide movement to add citizens’ voices to this effort.
Yesterday, the select committee investigating the coup attempt-- which is what the far right is blowing a gasket over-- was sued by Ali Alexander, the walking freak show who founded the "Stop the Steal" movement. In the suit papers, he admitted that 3 members of Congress were involved in his efforts: Mo Brooks and the two neo-fascists from Arizona, Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar. Covering it for Politico, Kyle Cheney wrote that "The description of the testimony comes in a lawsuit Alexander filed to block the committee from obtaining his phone records from Verizon. Alexander says in the suit that the records include contacts with people protected by privileges: religious advisers, people he counsels spiritually and his lawyers. He also indicated that he already shared more than 1,500 text messages with investigators, in addition to sitting for an eight-hour deposition. The Brooks text, he indicated, is among the texts he turned over. Alexander’s testimony underscores the degree to which the select committee continues to probe the roles of their Republican colleagues in efforts to promote former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud-- and their potential support for fringe figures who helped gather people in Washington on Jan. 6, the day Congress was required to certify the 2020 election results... Alexander said in a since-deleted video that he worked with Gosar, Biggs and Brooks to attempt to use Congress’ Jan. 6 session certifying Biden’s victory as a chance to pressure lawmakers to overturn the electoral results. 'We four schemed up to put maximum pressure on Congress while they were voting,' Alexander said in the video."