Liz Cheney: The Benedict Arnold of the Republican Party

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Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) listens during the Select Committee investigation of the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, during their first hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2021. - The committee is hearing testimony from members of the US Capitol Police and the Metropolitan Police Department who tried to protect the Capitol against insurrectionists on January 6, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

It was extremely frustrating listening to three of the most senior leaders of our Defense Department try to explain the debacle that is now our surrender and retreat from Afghanistan. It’s like watching an episode of the “Three Stooges” — Larry points at Moe, Moe hits Curley and Curley slaps Moe.

What is most telling is that no one, not one of these senior officers and leaders of our military, is willing to stand before America and say what is obvious to all of us — “I failed to execute the mission and therefore I am resigning!” Truly sad — but at least they stick together … might be the Three Stooges, but they are clearly a team!

Gen. Milley's Senate testimony: Biden failed to listen on Afghanistan

Unfortunately, that same cannot be said of the Republicans who are currently serving in the US House of Representatives. We have known for some time now that the Representative from Wyoming, Liz Cheney, has been a toxic anti-Trumper.

She has allowed herself to be assigned to Nancy Pelosi’s highly partisan Jan 6th Commission and has essentially put the Republican party on notice that anyone who votes against her is voting against the Constitution! Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call “Swamp Fever”

Liz Cheney has clearly been a Swamp Creature for far too long. But today, she moved into the ranks of the likes of Benedict Arnold — The General who was prepared to give away the strategic fort of West Point to the British during the Revolutionary War in exchange for an officer’s commission in the British Army.

In her case, she is working with the Democrats in the House to the great harm and detriment of the Republican caucus. Her performance today, in the hearings on Afghanistan, was nothing less than the equivalent of turning over a key strategic position to the enemy, Benedict Arnold in drag.

She could not help herself — her opening comments, directed to General Milley, were to invoke the action of Jan 6th, characterizing it as a “violent attack” — except others have called it a “Grandma Selfie Party” — Cheney goes on to tell America that this was the first time in the nation’s history that “we did not have a peaceful transition of power” — Wrong again! The transition of power occurred at 1200 hours, noon, on January 20th — completely and utterly peaceful.

But she goes on: “No one should question Gen. Milley’s loyalty to our country, commitment to the Constitution or to the civilian chain of command.

Why not?

General Milley has spent more time speaking to reporters and authors than he has trying to manage an orderly withdrawing from Afghanistan. He has disclosed or leaked his conversations with the Commander in Chief Donald Trump, but states that he cannot disclose such conversations when they involve Joe Biden — an incredible double standard. Time and again in hearings, in both the Senate and the House, he has failed to answer key questions posed to him on why things went down the way they did — he has failed to answer many of these question and Liz Cheney is running cover for him.

Cheney goes on:

“We all should thank him for standing in the breach and following his duty during a time of peril for our nation.”

Thank him? I don’t think so — His actions, as well as her actions, clearly demonstrate the selling out of the nation in a way that has never been seen in this country since the Rosenburg’s sold our nuclear secrets to the Russians. Her actions also demonstrate a selling out of her political party.

I’ll leave the final judgement on General Milley, Secretary Austin and General McKenzie to the American public. Liz Cheney, however, needs to be dealt with at the ballot box in 2022. She is clearly a traitor to her conservative principles, the Republican Party and her Wyoming constituents. It is time to replace her with someone who can represent the people of Wyoming and be a responsible member of the Republican caucus in the Congress — perhaps like Benedict Arnold, Liz Cheney can find a position in the Democrat Party.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Very well-reasoned and stated!

    Root out the Swamp creatures, regardless of the Party affiliation (costume?).

    Those more interested in gaining, controlling, exercising power — and, most-importantly, their own cushy jobs rather than doing what is right for America and Americans need to be identified and removed.

    Congress was intended to consist of our elected REPRESENTATIVES, representatives of the will of their constituents. Unfortunately, quests for power, influence, and more and more money have many members of Congress beholding to other influences than the will of their constituents.

    Let us expose those that, like Benedict Arnold, sacrifice what is best for America in order to gain personal power, prestige, and/or money!

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