Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Sometimes one risks reputation by speaking truth to power. That is the perilous position Congresswoman Liz Cheney is in right now. She is an unrepentant critic of former president Donald Trump and has called him out time and again for lying about the election. The latest blast against him has isolated her within the Republican party and she could easily lose her position in the minority house leadership as well as her seat in Congress. It makes no difference that she is stating the obvious. Her colleagues don't want to hear it. They have lined up behind Trump and put blinders on and they are angry with anyone who dares to look at reality and accept it. Cheney's reputation will be burnished when the party is finally over Trumpism, but it might be too late for her as a Republican politician.