Senate Republicans move against ‘nutty’ House member in widening GOP rift

February 3, 2021 ☼ nutjobsgop

Source: The Washington Post - Link

Leading the charge was Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who made an unusual detour into the other chamber’s affairs by denouncing the extremist rhetoric of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene while offering a gesture of support for Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader, who voted last month to impeach Trump.

He was joined Tuesday by several other Republican lawmakers, as well as pillars of the conservative establishment, who together warned that sidelining Trump critics from the party while tolerating purveyors of social-media-driven paranoia would spell long-term disaster — a “cancer for the Republican Party and our country,” as McConnell put it.

This is a good thing. McConnell appears to have some balls. I wonder if his home state party will censure him? I dislike Cheney, but at least she’s honest to some extent.