Out for Revenge, Trump is Targeting Top GOP Families
Never once to accept loss or responsibility, the former guy is now singling out prominent Republican families who didn’t support his attempts to overturn the 2020 election or haven’t helped push The Big Lie that he actually won.
The twice-impeached two-time loser of the Popular Vote is carrying out a mafia-like “vendetta” against the GOP’s political dynasties — the Cheneys, the Bushes, the Romneys, the McCains, and the Murkowskis–to seek revenge for his election loss.
Trump has always criticized the GOP’s top members like Ronald Reagan, Pat Buchanan, and the Bush family since before he entered politics, and he continued to denigrate the once esteemed families who defined the Republican Party for generations from the time he entered the White House until the time he left.
Trump’s legendary grudges have caused an irreparable rift in the GOP that’s currently seeing the majority of the party turning on Liz Cheney. Cheney is more than just another name on Trump’s enemies list. If his supporters in the House ultimately oust her from her leadership post, it will signal the end of the Cheney family influence on the Republican party that dates back to her father, Dick Cheney’s, time in the Nixon and Ford administrations, in GOP House leadership, and as vice president.
in light of Liz Cheney news, I wrote this in January; https://t.co/vfHzjQvRmC
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) May 6, 2021
Trump’s base doesn’t care who Cheney’s father is or that she herself is the highest-ranking Republican woman in House history. The majority of the party has already abandoned its foundations and has morphed into the Party of Trump.
Liz Cheney's imminent ouster has very little to do with Trump's "staying power," as I'm seeing it in takes. It has everything to do with the GOP's breathtaking weakness, cowardice, cannibalism, and lack of ideas, however.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) May 6, 2021
The party’s willingness to punish Cheney for not staying silent and compliant while looking the other way during Matt Gaetz’s sex trafficking scandal and other issues plaguing the GOP is a major part of Trump’s own legacy. Those not lining up are banished.
“He sh*ts on everybody, even former presidents,” said Mark Graul, a Republican strategist who oversaw George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign in Wisconsin. “Liz Cheney just happens to be the daughter of the vice president.”
Read my great colleague @SBG1 with another terrific, insightful and news-making column: Forced to Choose Between Trump’s “Big Lie” and Liz Cheney, the House G.O.P. Chooses the Lie https://t.co/cOjspENcm8 via @NewYorker
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) May 7, 2021