Assault on the Capitol: the Republican Party sanctions two elected anti-Trump

Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger sit on a House committee tasked with shedding light on Donald Trump’s possible role in the Capitol assault. Meeting in Congress, the conservatives criticized them for behavior “destructive”.

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The Republican Party has politically sanctioned two of its elected officials who are investigating Donald Trump’s role in the Capitol assault on Friday, February 4. Meeting in Congress in the mountainous state of Utah, conservatives passed a mainly symbolic no-confidence motion against “destructive for the House of Representatives, the Republican Party and our republic”accusing them of behavior “destructive for the House of Representatives, the Republican Party and our republic”. These elected officials are the only two Republicans to sit on the parliamentary committee which seeks to shed light on the actions of the former president during the attack on the American Congress by his supporters on January 6, 2021.

The Congress of Republicans, meanwhile, pointed to the Jan. 6 protests — which some Democrats call an act of terrorism — as a “legitimate political expression”. This vote once again confirms the considerable influence that Donald Trump retains in his camp, more than a year after being ousted from power by Joe Biden.

The Republican billionaire has repeatedly accused Liz Cheney, who has become one of his biggest enemies in the US Congress, of being “disloyal and warmongering” and announced in September to support his rival in a Republican primary to prevent him from being re-elected. This poll in Wyoming promises to be one of the most closely watched in the midterm elections.

Liz Cheney, for her part, blasted that “Republican Party leaders have taken themselves hostage to a man who admits he tried to overthrow a presidential election”. Behind the scenes, several tenors of the Republican Party, starting with former President George Bush, have however made donations to his re-election campaign. In addition, several moderate party figures denounced Friday’s vote. “Shame falls on a party that would censor people who seek the truth in the face of vitriol”underlined the senator Mitt Romney.

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