Former Republican Representative Barbara Comstock, who once represented the state of Virginia, defended Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) Under pressure within the party to oust her from her position as conference chair because she was former President Donald Trump for him Groundlessness exclaimed falsehoods about the 2020 parliamentary elections.
Comstock urged Republicans not to become “maids” for the party, a reference to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Turned into a 1990 film and critically acclaimed Hulu series that debuted in 2017, the novel tells the story of a woman forced into sexual slavery and childbirth under a totalitarian dictatorship in a fertility crisis is forced by children.
“All Liz Cheney has done is say what Attorney General Bill Barr said there was no election fraud. She wouldn’t take the big lie, “Comstock said in a comment on CNN’s New Day.
“I think that’s a mistake. It’s bad news, ”she added. “I say ‘whoa’ to any woman who wants to be a maid for this and get a leadership position on the heels of something really that is inappropriate. Accept the big lie. “
You can see the Comstock interview below.
NOW: “I say ‘whoa’ to every woman who wants to be a maid and get a leadership position on the heels of something really that is inappropriate. To take on the big lie.”
Former GOP rep @BarbaraComstock warns @EliseStefanik about the job she wants.pic.twitter.com/5ZLfcryfum
– John Berman (@JohnBerman) May 5, 2021
Cheney pushed back Trump’s lies about the 2020 general election after Trump made a statement yesterday morning, more than three months after President Joe Biden took office, calling Biden’s victory “the big lie”.
Cheney answered shortly afterwards with a declaration of her own, in which she affirmed that the parliamentary elections in 2020 “were not stolen”.
“Anyone who claims it is spreading THE BIG LIE is turning their back on the rule of law and poisoning our democratic system,” she wrote.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) Hat refused These efforts to remove Cheney from her position as third-ranking Republican in the House are in no way related to her vote to charge Trump with inciting an insurrection against Congress.
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