Cheney, Kinzinger say they would support Gosar’s censorship

Repetitions Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney The Moral Postmodernism of the Republican Party Trump criticizes Cheney after New Hampshire issued subpoenas showing the Jan.6 panel’s focus on Trump’s plans MORE (Wyoming) and Adam kinzingerAdam Daniel Kinzinger The Republican Party’s Moral Postmodernism GOP centrists are increasingly being attacked by his own party Kinzinger says he considered firing a gun on January 6 MORE (Ill.), They are expressing their support for the censorship of their fellow Republican Rep. Paul gosarPaul Anthony Gosar Nicolle Wallace criticizes ‘toxic stew of grievances’ promoted in conservative media The GOP’s moral postmodernism House Democrats introduce resolution calling for Gosar’s censorship MORE (Arizona) for posting a Photoshopped anime video this week showing himself killing the rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Nicolle Wallace criticizes ‘toxic stew of grievances’ pushed in conservative media ‘woke up’ discussion simmers for Democrats GOP’s moral postmodernism MORE (DN.Y.).

Cheney and Kinzinger have frequently criticized their own party for its continued ties to former President TrumpDonald Trump Jan. 6 panel demands that Meadows testify Friday or risks indictment for contempt Defense and Homeland Security: Biden celebrates Veterans Day Trump backs Texas representative who said he ‘very well could have’ committed impeachment crimes PLUSBut nonetheless, it is extraordinarily rare for legislators to endorse censorship efforts against members of their own party.

A group of House Democrats, led by Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline Speier Time to review the outdated and unbalanced military justice system The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Rising prices undermined Biden’s agenda The White House to house lawmakers while negotiations on the agenda reach a critical stage MORE (D-Calif.), Formally filed a resolution Friday to censor Gosar for the video, which the Arizona Republican defended as a “token” fight over immigration but appeared to remove it from Twitter following protests.

The support of two Republicans lends more credence to the Democrats’ effort to invoke one of the harshest penalties in the House against one of their own members. Democratic leaders have previously refused to go ahead with other efforts to censure Republicans, including Gosar, for promoting Trump’s false claims about the 2020 election or downplaying the Jan.6 attack on Capitol Hill.

Cheney said in a interview The Associated Press reported on Friday that Gosar should be censured “for his continued indefensible activities.”

He also criticized the House minority leader. Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy Nicolle Wallace criticizes ‘toxic stew of grievances’ pushed in conservative media GOP Moral Postmodernism McConnell wins, Biden loses, Trump fumes MORE (R-Calif.) For his continued public silence on Gosar, as well as the far-right attacks on the 13 House Republicans who voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

“It is a real symbol of his lack of strength, the lack of leadership in our conference at this time and the extent to which he and other leaders seem to have lost their moral compass,” Cheney said. “At a time when there is an avowed white nationalist in Representative Gosar who has posted a video advocating the murder of another member, the idea that our leader will not oppose that, but is somehow prosecuting and allowing attacks against 13 members who are behaving in a serious and substantive manner is truly outrageous. “

Meanwhile, Kinzinger said on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that he would likely back the censorship resolution as well.

“My lean would be yes. I have to see what is written in the resolution, “Kinzinger said.

“But look, I don’t care if he’s a Republican or a Democrat, we can’t in this country Wolf, get to a point where we even use anime, which is creepy in and of itself, but use anime or regular videos or Las Profound forgeries or even threats tweeted against a sitting member of Congress may be acceptable. It is never acceptable. It cannot be acceptable. And so I believe that barring any egregious language in a no-confidence resolution, I would have the intention to vote in favor. ” Kinzinger added.

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