In a new Op-Ed for the Hill, Fox News contributor Juan Williams claims “Republicans prefer Trump’s fantasies over truth and facts.”
Republicans in Congress are even willing to close their eyes to a disease taking the lives of their constituents.
They refuse to rebut mindless, conspiracy talk about vaccines even as Republican-majority states that voted for Trump are disproportionately hit by a new variant of the virus.
To be a Republican in good standing these days requires buying into conspiracies, expressing racist grievances, and repeating the “Big Lie.”
A Monmouth University poll released last month found that 63 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning voters say Trump lost the election because of fraud.
Last week, Pelosi called out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for allowing his party to reach such a low:
“McCarthy looks the other way and welcomes Members who spread dangerous conspiracy theories and consort with insurrections, far right extremists and white supremacists,” a statement from Pelosi’s press office said, “but he punishes and threatens those in his Conference who dare to stand up for our democracy.”
He alter concludes by asking:
But what’s next? Blood has already been spilled this year on the grounds of the Capitol.
Leaders, left and right, need to join Pelosi now in facing down Trump’s lies — before the delusions spark more violence and more voter suppression in the 2022 midterms.
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