“If a prerequisite for leading our conference is continuing to lie to our voters, then Liz is not the best fit. Liz isn’t going to lie to people. Liz is going to say what she believes. She’s going to stand on principle. And if that’s going to be distracting for folks, she’s not the best fit. I wish that weren’t the case.”
Just to reiterate: This is a REPUBLICAN member of Congress elected in 2018 in the coronary heart of the Trump period who’s saying publicly that many in his celebration proceed to misinform voters, whereas Cheney doesn’t.
(Worth noting: Gonzalez and Cheney have been two of the 10 House Republicans who voted to question Trump for his function in inciting the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.)
Now, Gonzalez did not clarify what he believes Republicans are mendacity about, nevertheless it’s fairly apparent that he is speaking about the Big Lie — the one Trump and his allies are pushing that the 2020 election was one way or the other fraudulent or stolen regardless of no proof and even proof to again up that declare.
“The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!” stated that former President in an announcement on Monday morning — apropos of, seemingly, nothing.
What Gonzalez’s quote lays naked is that admission to the present Republican Party relies on whether or not or not you consider a lie about the 2020 election.
If you say the election was stolen, contra proof, or are prepared to sit down silently by whereas the forty fifth President and his allies make a collection of false claims about 2020, you are good to go as an accepted member of the Republican Party.
The Point: This is not how political events act. It’s how cults (of persona) act.