Republicans were particularly prescient point this out and denounce the dangers of the “cancel culture” of the left, which severely hinders freedom of expression in science, entertainment, media and body politics.
Now, however, some elements of the Republican Party are trying to impose their own version of the annulment culture by trying to read out of the party anyone who voted for the previous party President TrumpDonald Trump The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden May Not Find GOP Support For Job Plan Republicans don’t believe Biden really wants to work with them. The biggest campaign edition of 2022? MOREImpeachment in the House or his Senate conviction. Driven by self-righteousness and zeal, they don’t seem to know (or care) how much their proposed purge mimics the misguided politics of the political left.
Let me be clear: I supported Trump’s re-election, and although I thought he acted irresponsibly from election day through the horrors of January 6, I would have voted against impeachment and conviction if I hadn’t retired from the House of Representatives or if I had been a member of the Senate. As unsustainable as Trump’s actions and inaction were, I didn’t think they rose to incontestable levels. But that was a verdict – a very tight call in contrast to the impeachment in Ukraine in late 2019 and early 2020, which I believe was clearly politically motivated. There were also legitimate questions regarding that Constitutionality or the purpose indict a president who is not in office and the precedent that would be set.
I definitely understand and respect why thoughtful Republicans like Representative. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGaetz finds few friends in the GOP on the ropes. Matt Gaetz can withdraw prematurely from Congress: Report Boehner supports Republicans who supported Trump’s impeachment MORE (R-Wyo.) And Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel Kinzinger Hill’s Morning Report – Biden May Not Find GOP Support For Employment Plan Kinzinger Raises $ 0.2M For Re-Election Fund, Anti-Trump PAC Trump Afghan Withdrawal Treaty Unreachable, Ex-Pentagon Leader Says MORE (R-Ill.) Agree to complain and Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidyCalls Grows for Paid Family Vacation Amid Pandemic Senators Urge Energy Chief To Prioritize Cybersecurity Amid Growing Threats. Vivek Murthy confirmed this as surgeon general MORE (R-La.) Voted to condemn. Your choices couldn’t have been easy. I know that each of them is thoughtful, conscientious, and patriotic.
Now that’s a concert Try to clean She and her colleagues make the Republicans appear as a party of personality cult rather than a party of independent thought and ideas through censorship resolutions and primary challenges to the state party.
Likewise, Trump is verbal declaration of war against the minority leader of the Senate Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Republicans don’t think Biden really wants to work with them. On The Money: White House Hopes Infrastructure Bill Will Be Passed By Summer Tax Hikes White House Hopes The Infrastructure Bill MORE Will Be Passed By Summer (R-Ky.) And McConnell’s allies this week is completely unproductive.
All of this is not only a philosophically and intellectually empty vendetta policy, but it is politically misguided – it creates a circular firing squad that can only serve the purposes of the left. History shows how counterproductive this can be. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his Cleaning attempt In 1938, he failed to challenge other Democrats he believed insufficiently supportive of his New Deal programs in the party’s primary election, and the Democrats suffered overwhelming defeat in the November election.
The stakes are too high for Republicans from any wing of the party to support candidates who pass their philosophical purity test.
Strong national defense. Tax relief. Support for the police and the military. Conservative judges. Traditional values. These are all beliefs that Republicans and the majority of Americans share. The unity behind these beliefs and values is Republicans’ path to victory in 2022 and 2024.
It’s time for the self-righteous purists to break it off. There is too much at stake. Disagreement within the party caused by a cultural mentality leads us to completely unnecessary defeat. Let’s stop Republican fratricide.
Peter King retired in January as US Representative for the 2nd District Congressional in New York. He served 28 years in Congress, including chairing the House Committee on Homeland Security.