Purging Liz Cheney

By The Editorial Board7 days ago

This should be a hopeful moment for House Republicans. While theyre playing defense in the minority for now, their prospects for picking up the five net seats they need to regain the majority in 2022 are excellent. That is, unless they devolve into internal brawling over the 2020 election.

Yet thats precisely what they seem to be doing as some Members try to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the GOP House leadership. Ms. Cheney easily survived an earlier effort to dump her, 145-61, after she was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach Donald Trump after the events of Jan. 6.

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But she continues to rankle some in the GOP House conference by refusing to go along with Mr. Trumps demand that Republicans agree that the 2020 election was stolen. On Monday Mr. Trump issued a statement that The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!

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