Liz Cheney, a Republican congresswoman from Wyoming, showed herself to be one of the party’s most critical thinkers in January when she voted to impeach Donald Trump. The GOP, on the other hand, isn’t about to let such treason go unpunished. On Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah devoted nearly 10 minutes to the ongoing war on Cheney and the (incredibly flawed) lengths to which the Republican party is willing to go to justify their blind allegiance to The Donald, which Trevor characterized as the party’s current “defining principle.”
As terrifying as that might sound, he is right. How else to justify the GOP’s insistence on removing Cheney from office? They had previously attempted to remove Cheney, who is the third-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives as chair of the House Republican Conference. And it appears that another effort to evict her from her seat may happen as early as next week. Cheney, on the other hand, isn’t just sitting around waiting for that to happen. She reminded her colleagues in an op-ed for The Washington Post this week that “history is watching” and that how they act now may be a “turning point” for their group.
Despite the fact that Noah believes the turning point occurred a long time ago, he took the time to applaud Cheney’s ability to be one of the few sane voices in the building. “I gotta give props to Liz Cheney, for risking her political career to stand up for what she believes in. Because you don’t see that very often, you know. It’s like seeing someone use an iPhone as an actual phone. You’re always like: Damn, sh*t, I totally forgot they could do that. Wow. Says what’s up to my grandmother for me, man.”
Even now, more than three months after Trump exited the White House to become an old man who wanders around his golf course searching for weddings to crash, there are still attempts to reverse election results in states where the vote was tight. Arizona, in particular, is undergoing its third audit, despite the fact that the first two found no proof of voter fraud. The audit, it should be noted, is being overseen by individuals like Anthony Kern, a former lawmaker who reportedly took part in the insurrection at the Capitol. Way to spend that taxpayer money, folks. Third time’s a charm!