Hemingway: Liz Cheney Weaponizes Jan. 6 Committee Against Primary Opponent

 

I begin to think the Bush-Republicans are actually worse than their Rockefeller-Republican predecessors. The Rockies openly admitted their liberalism; the Bushies spout conservative rhetoric while doing everything they can to advance the Democrat agenda, and make money for themselves in the process. Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney not only eagerly signed onto Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th Inquisition, but she is now apparently leveraging the Committee’s Subpoena Power to harass her primary opponent. (From: The Federalist)

On Tuesday, the committee on which Cheney serves as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked vice chair unveiled subpoenas for three advisers to the Trump family. Andrew Surabian and Arthur Schwartz, who’ve advised Donald Trump Jr., and Ross Worthington, who played a role in drafting President Donald Trump’s speech on Jan. 6, were each called to hand over documents and testify before the committee between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2.

Surabian, who is advising the Wyoming Values Political Action Committee (PAC) in support of Cheney’s primary challenger attorney Harriet Hageman, had no involvement with the White House protest that the probe has sought to conflate with the violence at the Capitol.

This seems like a dirty trick from a desperate politician, and it is, but to put it in perspective, the Bush-Republicans also used September 11th as an excuse to start a war with a country that had nothing to do with the terrorist attack, doubled the national debt while preaching “fiscal responsibility,” and sold out working-class American prosperity to China under the guise of “Free Trade.”  Using a taxpayer-funded Congressional Committee to harass a primary opponent for a Congressional seat is small potatoes.

If Wyoming voters decide to turn her out, she could always run for Congress from her home district in Northern Virginia.

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  1. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Just goes to show. Other than Trump. True conservatives have been disenfranchised since Reagan.

    Every choice other than Trump have been the right wing of the globalist big gov bird. The Dems have been the other wing. Same head flaps both wings.  

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  2. WI Con Member
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    I recall being indifferent when she first ran, knowing she was more Northern VA’s Rep. than Wyoming’s but felt she was relatively harmless and coupled with her father and mother’s reputations in GOP and Conservative politics, that she’d be OK.

    Was that ever wrong. I’m more disheartened by Dick Cheney’s aquiescence with all this – he seemed soft spoken but had a very conservative voting history. I understand the ‘family’ obligations but those also go two ways, she’s affecting there reputations too. I wanted to not buy in to the whole “Halliburton!” and Defense contractor thing but I’m afraid I’ve been the naive one.

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  3. The Reticulator Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo:

    I begin to think the Bush-Republicans are actually worse than their Rockefeller-Republican predecessors

    Only just now you’re beginning to think that?

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  4. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    The Federalist was once a reputable source.  No longer.

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  5. WI Con Member
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    WI Con (View Comment):

    I recall being indifferent when she first ran, knowing she was more Northern VA’s Rep. than Wyoming’s but felt she was relatively harmless and coupled with her father and mother’s reputations in GOP and Conservative politics, that she’d be OK.

    Was that ever wrong. I’m more disheartened by Dick Cheney’s aquiescence with all this – he seemed soft spoken but had a very conservative voting history. I understand the ‘family’ obligations but those also go two ways, she’s affecting their reputations too. I wanted to not buy in to the whole “Halliburton!” and Defense contractor thing but I’m afraid I’ve been the naive one.

     

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  6. Pagodan Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    [Redacted. Ricochet is about civil conversation. Comments which are neither civil or conversational don’t belong here.]

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  7. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    @VtheK

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  8. Franco Member
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    I knew they were a different breed. But I didn’t know they were a different species! 
    I just wonder if they know how exposed they are to us. 
    But it’s fun because they haven’t just shown themselves, they have exposed the utter cravenness of the Democrats who now embrace them.

     

     

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  9. Hoyacon Member
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    Pagodan (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    shut up

    Harsh but effective.

     

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  10. The Reticulator Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    You’ve been hanging out with a bad crowd, Gary, and you are too easily influenced by them.  

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  11. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Just goes to show. Other than Trump. True conservatives have been disenfranchised since Reagan.

    Every choice other than Trump have been the right wing of the globalist big gov bird. The Dems have been the other wing. Same head flaps both wings.

    It is sad that your take on there being only One Big Money Party is not shared by 50% more of the population.

     

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  12. MWD B612 "Dawg" Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    How so? Please show your work. I think that their opinion columns are no more “reputable” than those of, say, the New York Times. That includes the opinion pieces labeled “News” in the NYT.

    And note that, “I don’t agree with them!” is not sufficient. Please show where the Federalist knowingly stated false information as facts.

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  13. Raxxalan Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    The link about the Subpoenas is directly from the Jan 6th committee.  The story about Surabian is in Politico.   This certainly has the appearance of impropriety.  If your whole claim is you are doing what must be done out of virtue and yet you make moves that are self interested and appear to be an abuse of power then you at least open yourself up to charges of hypocrisy.   We know that democrats play this game and we know that establishment politicians at least accept the practice.  Remember what the IRS did to the Tea Party, no one ever went to jail for that.   I understand you hate Trump but do at least try to be a little skeptical of other politicians as well.  None of them have your best interests at heart and very few have the country’s best interest at heart.

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  14. Columbo Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    Says Who? Not “We’ Kimosabe.

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  15. Columbo Member
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    Liz Chaney is TOAST in the Wyoming gOp primary!

    And rightfully so.

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  16. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Some Guy Who Reads The Bulwark:

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

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  17. Columbo Member
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Same Guy Who Reads The Bulwark:

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

     

     

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  18. Rōnin Coolidge
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Same Guy Who Reads The Bulwark:

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

     

     

    You went full Pepe the Frog.  You never go full Pepe the Frog.

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  19. Captain French Moderator
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Pagodan (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    shut up

    Harsh but effective.

    Harsh, but uncivil and ineffective in furthering conversation.

    On the other hand, comments by @danok1 and @raxxalan are effective in furthering the conversation.

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  20. RufusRJones Member
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    ***Furthering***. 

    Conversation.

    Is a good objective for everybody.

     

     

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  21. Hoyacon Member
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    Captain French (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Pagodan (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    shut up

    Harsh but effective.

    Harsh, but uncivil and ineffective in furthering conversation.

    On the other hand, comments by @ danok1 and @ raxxalan are effective in furthering the conversation.

    The original comment did absolutely nothing to “further the conversation.”  Given the sum total of that person’s “body of work,”  an occasional loss of patience is not unnexpected.

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  22. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Bless your heart.

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  23. Stad Coolidge
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Some Guy Who Reads The Bulwark:

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    Just what I was thinking!

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  24. Columbo Member
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    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):

    Same Guy Who Reads The Bulwark:

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

     

     

    You went full Pepe the Frog. You never go full Pepe the Frog.

     

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  25. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    It is funny how this does not seem to be a problem for many. Imagine is Trump had done it. 

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  26. RufusRJones Member
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    It took them long enough. 

     

     

     

     

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  27. Pagodan Member
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    Pagodan (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    [Redacted. Ricochet is about civil conversation. Comments which are neither civil or conversational don’t belong here.]

    Lame. 

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  28. Pagodan Member
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    Captain French (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Pagodan (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    shut up

    Harsh but effective.

    Harsh, but uncivil and ineffective in furthering conversation.

    On the other hand, comments by @ danok1 and @ raxxalan are effective in furthering the conversation.

    Furthering what conversation? I don’t care what this guy thinks about The Federalist, or to further any conversation with him on the topic. As to its purpose, which is expressing disdain at a dumb and lazy retort, which was meant to curtail any conversation on the top line topic, it served its purpose.  

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  29. RufusRJones Member
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  30. Hang On Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The Federalist was once a reputable source. No longer.

    A great endorsement of the veracity of the Federalist.

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