Sanders Shreds GOP Amid Push To Oust Cheney From Leadership: It Is an ‘Anti-Democratic Cult’


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is blasting House Republicans as they are preparing to strip Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) of her leadership position.

In a tweet on Thursday afternoon, he wrote, “Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) will likely be voted off the House Republican Leadership. Her crime: acknowledging the reality that Trump lost the election.”

“The Republican Party is no longer a ‘conservative’ party. It is an anti-democratic cult pushing the Big Lie and conspiracy theories,” he added.

Republicans have apparently grown frustrated with Cheney, one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, over her criticism of the former president and his unfounded election claims.

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In an op-ed published in The Washington Post on Wednesday, Cheney argued that Republicans should push back on the former president’s claims about the election, “Trump is seeking to unravel critical elements of our constitutional structure that make democracy work — confidence in the result of elections and the rule of law. No other American president has ever done this.”

“The most conservative of conservative values is reverence for the rule of law. Each of us swears an oath before God to uphold our Constitution,” she added.

She went on to say Republicans should “stand for genuinely conservative principles, and steer away from the dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality.”

“History is watching. Our children are watching. We must be brave enough to defend the basic principles that underpin and protect our freedom and our democratic process,” Cheney said.

Earlier this week, she claimed that those who advance the claim that the election was stolen are “turning their back on the rule of law, and poisoning our democratic system.”

However, Trump’s allies in Congress have argued that she should not be in leadership if she is “reciting Democrat talking points.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told Fox News, “You can’t have a Republican conference chair taking a position that 90 percent of the party disagrees with, and you can’t have a Republican Party chair consistently speaking out against the individual who 74 million Americans voted for.” 

“You can’t be the conference chair when you consistently speak out against the leader of our party, and you consistently speak out against the positions that the vast, vast, vast majority of our party and our country, I think, holds,” he added.

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