Partisan politics are ripping America into two divided segments that cannot come together over even the most basic of things. Even when it comes to something as obvious as supporting an effort to make sure there is infant formula available in the country, or protecting the citizenry from a global pandemic, Republicans have stood firm against health protocols and even voted against feeding babies.
An extreme faction on the far right has demonstrated that there is no limit to what they’ll do, no matter how much it hurts the American people, if it makes the Biden Administration look like it’s ‘failing,’ or inflates Donald Trump’s ego. Liz Cheney is one of the rare Republicans willing to call them out, and did so in a speech as she accepted the JFK Profiles in Courage Award.
“Will we stand for truth? Will we put duty to our oath above partisan politics? Or will we look away from danger, ignore the threat, embrace the lies and enable the liar?”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) calls out former President Trump while receiving the JFK Profiles in Courage Award pic.twitter.com/WrCv1khPrW
— The Recount (@therecount) May 23, 2022
The sacred obligation to defend the peaceful transfer of power has been honored by every American president except one…President Kennedy said, ‘In the long history of freedom only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger.’ Today that role is ours as we face a threat we have never faced before: a former president attempting to unravel our Constitutional Republic. At this moment we must all summon the courage to stand against that. The question for every one of us is, in this time of testing, will we do our duty, will we defend our Constitution, will we stand for truth…or will we look away from danger, ignore the threat, embrace the lies, and enable the liar?
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