Ben Sasse Wants the GOP To Go To War Against Qanon
This fall, the GOP saw two QAnon supporters elected to the House of Representatives. They are already controversial. Lauren Boebert (CO) is facing calls to resign after tweeting Nancy Pelosi’s location during the Capitol insurrection. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) recently announced that she will introduce articles of impeachment against Joe Biden.
So while Donald Trump will be leaving the White House next week, the problems he created won’t be going away anytime soon. Nebraska’s Ben Sasse wants to move his party forward. To do so, the GOP lawmaker says, the party must separate itself from the lunatic fringe.
Sasse made his argument in a weekend piece for The Atlantic. He wrote:
“The violence that Americans witnessed—and that might recur in the coming days—is not a protest gone awry or the work of “a few bad apples.” It is the blossoming of a rotten seed that took root in the Republican Party some time ago and has been nourished by treachery, poor political judgment, and cowardice. When Trump leaves office, my party faces a choice: We can dedicate ourselves to defending the Constitution and perpetuating our best American institutions and traditions, or we can be a party of conspiracy theories, cable-news fantasies, and the ruin that comes with them.”
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) January 17, 2021
The Nebraska lawmaker also had harsh words for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Greene. Sasse continued, “During her (Greene’s) campaign, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had a choice: disavow her campaign and potentially lose a Republican seat, or welcome her into his caucus and try to keep a lid on her ludicrous ideas. McCarthy failed the leadership test and sat on the sidelines. Now in Congress, Greene isn’t going to just back McCarthy as leader and stay quiet.”
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