The House Select Committee continues its quest to enlighten the American people about what happened on January 6. Business Insider reported that the next witnesses will include state lawmakers and election officials from Arizona and Georgia, so we can expect to hear from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his right-hand man Gabriel Sterling and the now-infamous telephone call in which Trump asked Raffensperger to “find” 11,780 votes. The funny thing is that everyone who helped Trump in his unlawful endeavor are suffering consequences. Rudy Giuliani has been suspended and is under ethics investigations, and Sidney Powell is up for disbarment. The latest casualty is John Eastman, who KTLA-TV reported has been stripped of his membership in the American Political Science Association. The most important question, however, is when will Trump suffer consequences?
Trump is, unfortunately, still around, stirring up trouble, which is what he does best. Business Insider reported on his latest tirade. He is, of course, miffed by what is happening with the investigation into his wrongdoing. He obviously has no idea how stupid he makes himself look. He is now railing against Republicans for not ensuring that the committee was bipartisan. Well, they had the opportunity to do that by voting in favor of a bipartisan commission similar to that which investigated 9/11. Instead, they voted it down. Nancy Pelosi gave them yet another opportunity to appoint Republicans to what would eventually become the House Select Committee, but Kevin McCarthy went out of his way to appoint Republicans that he knew would merely disrupt the proceedings rather than add to it, and he did it on purpose. That little experiment backfired royally, and instead of naming Republicans who would fairly listen to the evidence, McCarthy took his toys and went home. Now, we have the committee that is comprised of people who wanted to serve, people who wanted to get to the bottom of the fiasco that occurred on January 6.
What Liz Cheney has done is admirable. She has gone against the Trump arm of her party with no fear, even at the risk of losing her position. This is what a politician who puts country over party does. She took her position on the committee very seriously, collecting evidence, reviewing testimony, and writing scripts Washington Post reported. She let other Republicans know what she thinks of them by reminding them that Donald Trump will be gone one day, “but your dishonor will remain.” If the rest of them had any sense, they would be helping Liz Cheney and not Donald Trump. Trump is poison; he is a cancer that has infected their party. Yet, they refuse to see it and instead vilify Republicans like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Cheney and Kinzinger are not the enemy; Donald Trump is. They are not RINOs; Donald Trump is. Trump doesn’t represent Republicans. He always has and always will represent himself. People who want a self-centered, evil man in power need to look in the mirror. Perhaps they might find what is missing from them to make them embrace evil.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years