The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
Never in a million years did I ever think I’d select a conservative Republican member of the U.S. Congress as my Who Won the Week winner. But I did. I chose Wyoming Republican representative Liz Cheney as this week’s winner.Why on earth, you ask, would I select a consistently conservative congresswoman who voted with Trump on substantive issues 93 percent of the time as my winner? Have I lost my marbles? Well, one could argue that all of the Republicans in Congress have lost their marbles.
This week, House of Representatives Republicans voted to purge (i.e., “cancel”) Liz Cheney from their leadership ranks, ousting her as the number three leader in retaliation for her ongoing criticism of the former president and his claim that last year’s election was stolen.
Good for Liz. Seems she’s the only Republican in the House with the balls to question Trump’s Big Lie.
Cheney challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after the January 6th attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building that was instigated by Trump and carried out by a horde of his rabid MAGA-maniacs. Cheney said, “There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution. If you want leaders who will enable and spread his destructive lies, I’m not your person.”
Cheney said that she is “deeply, deeply concerned about where our party is headed.” She said that the Republican core principles of limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense were being overshadowed by darker forces. “We cannot become the party of QAnon,” she said. “We cannot become the party of Holocaust denial. We cannot become the party of white supremacy.”
Sorry, Liz, but it might be too late for that. You should have realized what the Republican Party under Trump had become long before now.
But, for what it’s worth, after being ousted from her post, Cheney said that she is still committed to doing “everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets near the Oval Office.”
You go, girl.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?